Saturday 4th June 2016

Late news, 3/6, A38 between Tideford  and Landrake: 1 Red Kite (13.20). (P McGregor)

Late news, 3/6, Scillonian III, Penzance to Wolf Rock & return: 40 Gannet, 30 Guillemot, 400 Manx Shearwater, 5 Shag, 5 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 30 Common Dolphin, 1 Basking Shark. (Wolf Rock to St Mary’s & return: 75 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 6 Greater Black-backed Gull, 4 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 4 Kittiwake). (P&H Taylor)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 summer plumage male Ruff. Also 1 pr Mute Swan plus 6 young, 1 Shelduck, Mallard with broods of 12 and 5, 2 (m,f) Tufted Duck, 1m Pochard and 2 Coot. (MJ Spicer)

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Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel and 2 Broad-bodied Chaser. (G Adams)

Hayle Kimbro Pool: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Little Grebe, 11+ Marsh Fritillary, 16+ Four-spotted Chaser. ( G Adams)

Helston, Loe Pool: c12 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Mallard plus 3 downy ducklings, of which one was plain bright yellow, 2 Coot with 5 young, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackcap, 7 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican from dawn until if flew off at about 10.45, seen over Lands End area, only to return at 15.40 and seen there again at 17.00 (R Creek)

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Dalmation Pelican (14.20-14.40) circling over-head then west, 1 Siskin(over), 2 pairs of Willow Warbler feeding young at nests (private garden) and 1 Cuckoo. (F Currie)

Mount’s Bay: 400 Manx Shearwater past this evening. (P Fraser)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank to Garrow Tor: 3 Cuckoo (2 male, 1 female), 4 Whinchat (2 male were singing on top of bushes, further 1 male and 1 female feeding young), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Redstart (1m,1f), 7 Wheatear (inc 1 juv), 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel. Also 1 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

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Bodmin Moor: 2 Redstart (1male & 1female feeding young in a nest), 3 Linnet, 2 Stonechat (1male & 1female), 1 Grey Wagtail and 4 Skylark. (Barry ?)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill again. (R Creek)

Falmouth, Fal-Ruan Estuary: c20 Whimbrel, 10 Shelduck Ducklings, one predated by a GBBG. (R Veal)

Scillonian III: report of an adult Sabine’s Gull.

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