Saturday 27th May 2017

Late news, 26/5, Loe Pool: Great White Egret at Degibna in the morning at least. (D Hill)

Late news, 26/5, Polgigga: 70+Red Kite heading inland. (K Wilson)

Late news, 26/5, Curgurrell Farm, Gerrans Bay: 3 Red Kite in the morning. (S Gay)

Late news, 26/5, Goonhilly Downs: 1 Red Kite at 07:00. (P.Bedford)

Late news, 26/5, Coverack: 1 or possibly 2 Red Kite over at around 13:00. (P. Bedford)

Late news, 26/5, Mawgan: 7 Red Kite over at 16:30. (P. Bedford)

Late news, 26/05, Trenithon, St Martin: 6 Red Kite. (A Williams)

Kenidjack: 1 Hobby hunting at bottom of valley chased after and successfully caught an insect (dragonfly?) which it then consumed on the wing. (D Flumm).

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance Harbour: 1m Eider plus 6 Red Kite from boat over town. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel, c30 Guillemot, 8 Kittiwake, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Swallow and 3 Ocean Sunfish. (M Elliott, MJ Spicer)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: c160 Manx Shearwater, 50 Guillemot, 9 Puffin, 5 Razorbill and 2 Basking Shark. (M Elliott, M Spicer)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 13 Sanderling, 3 Purple Sandpiper, several Turnstone, 1-2 Dunlin. (K Noble)

Purple Sandpiper and Sanderling – Ken Noble

Clapper Marshes: 1+ Cattle Egret dropped in at c11:10. (P St Pierre)

Loe Pool: 1 Great White Egret still present in the far north east corner to 18:30 at least. Park at Degibna Chapel car park and walk west down the hill and turn right at the shoreline to view through the trees and reeds. (M Pass, I Maclean et al.)

Great White Egret – Dave Parker Great White Egret – Dave Parker

Lizard Point: 2 Puffin, 1 Great Skua. (I Maclean)

Porthleven: 3 Red Kite c15:00. (I Maclean)

Gulval: 1 Red Kite east at 14:45. (G Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Red Kite east at 18:15. (G Spicer)

Sancreed: up to 6 Red Kite viewable today at any one time. (D Flumm)

Lostwithiel to St Blazey: 5 Red Kite at 11:30. (A Betts)

Holywell: 1 Red Kite over at 11:35. (S Rowe)

Higher Tregerthan, nr St Ives: 1 Red Kite. (S Enright)

Marazion: 6 Sanderling (summer plumage), 3 Dunlin. (S Enright)

Hayle: 1 Turtle Dove behind the Old Quay House. (S Enright) 5 Red Kite flew NE in the morning. (K Noble)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 eclipse drk Gadwall, 1f Wigeon, 10 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 19 Oystercatcher (including 3 young). (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow, 4 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Canada Goose, 3 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail young. (R Veal)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Red Kite at 15:15. (P Taylor)

St Levan: 2 Red Kite over the church. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 1 Red Kite at 18:20. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Tawny Owl, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch 1 male Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Mylor Bridge: 2 Red Kite present for much of the day around Rosehill Farm. (N Moore)

nr Bodmin: 1 Red Kite. (K Noble)


Friday 26th May 2017

Late news, 22/5, Newlyn East Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 25/5, St Austell: 2 Red Kite over Daniels Lane. (B Bosistow)

Late news, 25/5, Morvah to Madron road: 1 Red Kite. (D Monk)

Late news, 25/5, Chyrase, Millpool: 2 Red Kite over. (J Laity)

Late news, 25/5, Connor Downs: 34 Red Kite over 12:45-14:30. Plus adult Hobby. (P Freestone)

Late news, 25/5, Carleen: 8 Red Kite over going towards Helston c17:00. (M Steer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Marsh Harrier hunting, Shelduck with 3 young, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 7 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Red-legged Partridge. (A Piper)

Marsh Harrier – Alex Piper

Nanjizal: 1 Melodious Warbler this morning. (K Wilson)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 4 Purple Sandpiper on evening high tide. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Lower Predannack: 1 Hobby (over). (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Red Kite (over), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Stonechat (2 adults feeding 2 young), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cuckoo. (J St Ledger)

Red Kite – John St Ledger

Mullion Cove: 2 Red Kite flew over at 10:00 heading south. (J Allely) 2 Red Kite at 15:00. (D Wright)

Tresillian: Red Kite over at 10:35 being harassed by Herring Gull. (A Nicholson)

St Gennys: this morning from 10am single Red Kites drifting through hamlet working the valley, looking for food, mostly heading towards Bude (east), some birds turning back west inland. (N Bastin)

Porthleven: 1 Red Kite circling over at 11:00. (I Parsons) 3 Red Kite (15:00-16:00). (I Maclean)

Pendower: 2 Red Kite. (J Driver)

Red Kites – James Driver

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Red Kite low over field of cut grass at 11:00. (B Toms)

Praa: 24 Red Kite from Rosudgeon over Praa 10:10 to 10:40. (R. Teague)

Minack Theatre: 12+ Red Kite all morning. (R Hosken)

Sancreed: Red Kites all day but moving in all directions so impossible to estimate how many birds involved. Up to 12 at any one time. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Leswidden, St Just: 4 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

St Just: 5 Red Kite. (D Flumm)

Kenidjack: 4 Red Kite. Also 1 Red-veined Darter dragonfly, several Painted Lady and Red Admiral butterflies & 3 Silver-y moths. (D Flumm)

Falmouth: up to 20 Red Kite spotted from Falmouth golf club, moving east along the coastline. (B Norris)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite over Pargolla Road 11:45, 5 at 14.45, 7 drifted over the Treloggan area at 16:50. (D Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Red Kite E at 16:00, 2 E at 16:30. (S Rowe)

St Buryan: 4 Red Kite over west 08:30-08:50; 2 more present at 17:00. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Land’s End Airport: 1 Red Kite at 15:35. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Wherrytown, Penzance: 3 Red Kite east 15:35. (D Flumm)

Gulval, Penzance: 1 Red Kite east 16:00. (D Flumm)

Alverton, Penzance: 2 Red Kite east 16:20.(D Flumm)

Lostwithiel: 1 Red Kite at 09:00 high up and slowly drifting south. (E Mayhew)

West Taphouse: 2 Red Kite at 17:00. (E Mayhew)

Kemyel Crease: 1 Red Kite at 11:30. (M McKee)

Lamorna: 5 Red Kite at 11:50 and 5 at 17:45. (M McKee)

Windmill Farm: 15 Red Kite at 10:45. 1 Cuckoo. 3 Red Veined Darters in the afternoon. (D Wright)

Porkellis: 1 Red Kite at 16:30. (D Wright)

St Austell: 4 Red Kite over Daniels Lane. (B Bosistow)

Constantine: 11 Red Kite over towards Lizard. (J & D Chapman)

St Ives: 3 Red Kite. (J & D Chapman)

St Ives to Helston: 5 Red Kite. (J & D Chapman)

Culdrose: 1 Red Kite. (J & D Chapman)

Lizard Downs: 50 Red Kite (11:00-12:30). (I Maclean)

Penryn: 3 Red Kite SW at 07:55. (C Benton) 7 Red Kite over at 12:00. (A Lamerton) 7 Red Kite 13:00-14:00. (I Maclean)

Helston: 4 Red Kite (3 at 10:30, 1 at 14:30)

Millbrook: 3 Red Kite over at 11:45 drifting west. (B Taggart)

Camborne: 1 Red Kite E at 08:55. (C Benton)

Threemilestone: 2 Red Kite at 12:20. (C Benton)


Thursday 25th May 2017

Late news, 24/5, Bosigran: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Barn Owl. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Porthgwarra: 9 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Skewjack Farm: 2cy Iceland Gull with 143 Herring Gull in field south of the B3315. (DK Parker)

Polgigga: 57 Red Kite over Polgigga between 1330-1610hrs, Juv Iceland Gull at Higher Bosistow(M Wallace)

St Levan: 5+ Red Kite mobbed by Rooks  (R Oats)

Penberth: 12+ Red Kite flying over house overlooking Penberth Valley. (R Oats)

St Buryan: 8 Red Kite together just outside St Buryan mid afternoon. (C Barnett)

Nanquidno: 1 Stock Dove, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 50 Red Kite west 13:00 – 16.30 as follows: 13 (13:00-14:00), 17 (14:00-15:00) and 20 (16:00-16:30). I was absent between 15:00-16:00 so presumably missed more. At 16:30 about six birds returned from the west and lingered over fields to east of the village so I stopped counting thereafter to avoid duplication. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Female Wigeon, Ruff and 1s Little Gull. (S Turner, L Proctor) 2 Red Kite over Copperhouse Creek at 12:45. (C Benton)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Red Kite. (I Webster)

Penzance: 1 Red Kite circling over town centre at 14:25. (T Mills, C Benton) 1 west 15:20 and 3 west 15:30 to the north of Sainsburys. (D Fumm)

Ludgvan: 9 Red Kite over east early evening. (R Menari)

Crowlas: 2 Black Kite with 12 Red Kite flying low over ploughed field 16:10-16:20 then flew high SE/E. (R Veal)

Prussia Cove: 2 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard. (B Oakes)

St Erth: 7 Red Kite SW between 15:10 and 16:40. (M Spicer)

Connor Downs: 9+ Red Kite. (P Freestone)

Camborne: 8 Red Kite visible at 15:20. All low and drifting slowly W. (C Benton)

Kehelland, Camborne: 25 Red Kites south-west 14:00-16:45. (A Flumm)

Lanner: 1 Red Kite soaring over heading towards Stithians mid-afternoon. (B Garnett)

Carnmenellis: 2 Red Kite flew SW at 17:45. (C Benton)

Carnkie: 1 Red Kite. (W Fullman)

Shortlanesend: 1 Red Kite at15.45.(P Skillicorn)

Godolphin: 3 Red Kite over at 15:00. (A Buckley)

Godolphin Cross: 3 Red Kite 17.10 going west, c20 crossing over Godolphin Cross in the last hour and a half to 18.30. Seem to going south east generally. (C Richards)

St Agnes: 1 Red Kite flew over 14:50. (V Skilton) 4 Red Kite at 15:00. (M Grantham)

Perranporth: 1 Red Kite between Perran Sands and Goonhavern low over fields at 14:00.  (C Jewels) 2 Red Kite 2 flew west at 14:25. (T Wilson)

Callestick: Red Kite over Callestick Farm at 16:15. (T Wilson)

Mawgan Porth: 2 Red Kite. (P Roseveare) 1 at 12:01. (S Harper)

Red Kite – Sheila Harper

Porth: 1 Red Kite at 12:25.

Gulval: 2 Red Kite over east at 14:25. (P St Pierre)

St Merryn: 2 Red Kite heading west at 10:35. (P Taylor)

Park Head: 3 Red Kite at 13:53 (P Taylor)

Winnards Perch: 3 Red Kite 18:15. (S Grose)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite over St Michael’s Church at 10:50. (S Grose) 4 Red Kite over Tretherras School/Edgecumbe Avenue at 12:55. (S Rowe, S Grose) 1 Red Kite over A3075 West of Trevemper roundabout at 12:30. (C Yates) 4 Red Kite west over Gannel Estuary between 15:35 and 15:40. (S Rowe)

Wadebridge: 8+ Red Kite over Coronation Park at 09:45

Padstow: 1 Red Kite over field near the Memorial, between 11:30 and 12:00 .(Gill Love)

Bude: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by a crow (H Wilkins)

St Gennys: 1 Red Kite at 11:00 and again at 14:00. (N Bastin)

Red Kite – Nigel Bastin

Swanvale (Swanpool end), Falmouth: 1 Red Kite. (P Ensom)

Falmouth: 2 Red Kite over Rosehill, Mylor Bridge, 17:00 and again at 18:30. (N and N Moore)


Wednesday 24th May 2017

Late news, 23/5, Torpoint: 1 Hobby flew over garden calling at 06:50. (D Allan)

Lamorna Cove: 31 Common Scoter past at midday. (M McKee)

Wicca Cliff to St Ives (coastal footpath): 11 pairs Stonechat, many with young and 2 pairs Raven with 2 and 4 fledged young. (D Flumm)

Nancledra: 1 Red kite over mid afternoon. (S Turner)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 10 Purple Sandpipers, 27 Turnstones, 8 Dunlin and 5 Oystercatchers on rocks at high tide.(S Enright)

Crowlas: 2 (m+f) Siskin on feeders 07:45 then flew SE, also 2 Greenfinch young. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Oystercatcher chicks, 1f Ruff on Ryan’s Field. 1 (same) Ruff, 1f Wigeon, 4 Curlew and 4 Whimbrel on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Witheybrook Marsh, Bodmin Moor: Pair of Whinchat, 3 Cuckoo (1 female, 2 male), 4 Reed Bunting. (J St Ledger)

Stowe’s Hill, Bodmin Moor: 3 Redstart (male, singing), 5 Wheatear, 1 Coal Tit. (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Redstart, John St Ledger

St Dennis to Toad Hole, Goss Moor: 2 Raven, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, 3 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch.,4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler calling, 5 Garden Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit. (P Ash)

Garden Warbler, Paul Ash

Charlestown: 1 m Garden Warbler singing. Also Roe Deer. (D Hastilow)

Roe Deer, David Hastilow

Roe Deer, David Hastilow

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 5 Fulmar, 30+ Manx Shearwater, 5 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 7 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Lesser Black-backed gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 50 Guillemot, 25 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 11 Wood Pigeon, 4 Swift, 7 Skylark, 12 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Dunnock, 4 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 11 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 12 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 6 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 8 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)


Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Marazion Beach: 7 Dunlin, 33 Sanderling. (D Flumm)

Mousehole: 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard flying out at sea, c30 Fulmar. (B Oakes)

Pendower Beach, Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver (5 in summer plumage), 2 Shelduck with 4 ducklings, 7 Shag, 2 Guillemot, 2 juvenile Dunnock, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Oystercatcher. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cowlishaw)

Porthgwarra, seawatch, 4.45-5.45pm: Groups of Manx Shearwater going west at rate of around 800 in the hour. Also noted small numbers of Razorbill/Guillemot, Fulmar, Gannet family parties, Kittiwake all heading west. 2 Great Northern Diver on the water and single Porpoise. (D Hall)


Monday 22nd May 2017

Late news, 21/5, Camelford: 1 Red Kite flew over B3266 about 2 miles south of Camelford. (D Phillips)

Lands End: 1 imm Purple Heron. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Bosanketh Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing along minor road south of the farm. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Skewjack Farm: 1 Iceland Gull. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal: 1 Serin flew over. (P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hobby over Trevean Pool. (M Wallace)

Zennor: 1 Quail flushed from Porthmeor Point at midday.

Charlestown: 3m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Hastilow)

Hawkers Cove: 3 Sandwich Tern over the Doom Bar on the incoming tide. (S Grose)

Chiffchaff, David Hastilow

Blackcap, David Hastilow

Hendersick and the Hore Stone near Looe: 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 1 Fulmar, 12 Herring Gull, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, 1 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, c 30 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Swallow. (D Spooner)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling. (A Langdon)

Bude: 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Canada Goose with 7 gosling, c10 Swallow, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Fulmar, 2 Skylark and 1 Whitethroat. (H Wilkins)

Godolphin Hill: 1 Hobby over Rainbows End Nursery. (S Yandall)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover from the causeway this evening. (P St Pierre)


Sunday 21st May 2017

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. Still Amble Marshes from Walmsley Tower Hide this evening. (D Julian, B Bosisto). Also pair Shelduck with 3 young, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 15 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Connor Downs: 1 European Bee-eater on wires in first field North of A30 along Treeve Lane from 17:15 until 18:47 when flew NE. (P Freestone et al)

Bee-eater, Michael McKee

Bee-eater – Mark Halliday

Bee-eater – Dave Parker

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1f Ruff, 7 (2 sum plum) Sanderling and 1f Wigeon still on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Marazion Marsh: 1m Sedge Warbler with BTO ring on right leg. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mistle Thrush feeding young at nest. (S Grose)

Bissoe: 1 Fledgling Tawny Owl, first from a box placed 5 yrs ago in a local copse. (D Viner)

Imm Tawny Owl – Duncan Viner

Penwithick: 15 House Sparrow, 9 Jackdaw, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Siskin, 1 Great Tit (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Lands End: 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Collared Dove, 49 House Martin, 94 Swallow, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Serin (male flew over calling at 8:15am on the cycle track by Trinity Pool heading towards Sennen), 2 Lesser Redpoll. (B Bosisto)

Hayle: 1 Wigeon, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling. (B Bosisto, R Veal)