Friday 27th May 2016

Late news, 26/5, Lands End/St Just airfield: 1 Black Kite circling low at 5pm. (D Hall)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning (J St Ledger, C Bone, T Mills) until 11.20 and then returned again from 18:00. Yesterday’s Cackling Goose has been re-identified as a small female Canada Goose, (Birdguides pers comm). Also 1 Black Kite and 1 Hobby. (D Hall) Also 1 Iceland Gull reported.

JStLedger_CanadaGeese1_270516Canada Geese, John St Ledger CBone_DPelican_270516Dalmatian Pelican, Charlotte Bone

Crousa Downs/Penhallick: 1 Hoopoe again.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin and 1 Marsh tit. (R Mudge)

Downderry – seawatching this morning 0620-0755: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Kittiwake, 65 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

RSPB Scillonian wildlife cruise.  Penzance to Wolf Rock: 159 Manx Shearwater, 34 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill.  Also, 2 Harbour Porpoise,  2 Basking Shark and 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf Rock to  Penzance: 125 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel,  6 Gannet, 9 Fulmar,  1 Kittiwake,  14 Herring Gull,  7 Great Black-backed Gull,  6 Puffin, 7 Razorbill, 14 Guillemot.  Also, 4 Harbour Porpoise.  (Outward D Parker and P Clarke. Return P St Pierre and P Clarke)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Hobby, 4 Cuckoo and 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Freestone)

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