Monday 23rd May 2016

Lelant Saltings: 2-3 House Martin nests building under apex soffits of granite stone gable ends to properties on the estate. (J Hawkey)

Roche: Report of probable Lammergeier at 13:55 flying NW over the A30.

Breney Common: Lammergeier. “Today at about 14:30 we observed this huge bird of prey whilst at Breney Common, near Helman Tor. It was soaring, but more or less heading southwest.  Visible for about 12 minutes. It came into sight as it came over Helman Tor, with a buzzard in tow. The buzzard wasn’t getting too close. It was flying high (2000ft?) – my wife managed to get some photos, one including the buzzard.” (R & R Nicholls)

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Rosenannon: Lammergeier east of the A39 heading north at c19:00.

Helford: Dalmatian Pelican rising on thermals at 19:15 and heading Eastwards(ish) towards the Lizard side of the mouth of the Helford River. (per R Butts)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 50 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Grasshopper seen and heard. (R Farners – photos, B Dodd, A Mckechnie)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (plus 8 cygnet), 3 Greylag, 11 Mallard (plus 4 duckling), 1 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen (plus 2 downy chicks), 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Croft Pascoe: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Cuckoo, 10+ Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Stonechat (2 adults + 2 young), 1 Kestrel. Also numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher Croft Pascoe Cornwall 23rd May 2016 J St Ledger Spotted Flycatcher Croft Pascoe Cornwall 23rd May 2016 J St Ledger (2)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still off the causeway. Female Black Redstart at the Co-op end of causeway about 50 metres from the Co-op at 20.05. (J Eaton)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 30+ Swift this evening. (A Langdon)