Wednesday 17th May 2017

Late news, 16/5, Botallack: c25 (5 + c20) Swift south along Botallack cliffs mid afternoon in very thick fog. (D McGrath)

Late news, 16/5, Mousehole: 1 Nightjar resting at noon in private garden at edge of village (from photograph). (L Borg)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 35 Swift, 130 Swallow, 80 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin (D. Flumm, S Turner)

Botallack, seawatching 07.30 – 8.45: 1500+ Manx Shearwater (south), 1 Fulmar, & 2 pairs nesting on cliff near Crown mines, 38 Gannet, 3 Great Northern Diver north together + 2 unidentified divers north together but very distant. (D McGrath)

Kenidjack: 1 f Hobby at bottom of valley, 12.30 – 16.00 at least. (S Turner, J Summers)

Sancreed: Spotted Flycatcher (D. Flumm)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 10 Purple Sandpiper, 29 Turnstone & 5 Dunlin at high tide this evening. (P Taylor) Also 1 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool (D. Flumm) Later 2 sum plum Great Northern Diver seen off the Promenade.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Song Thrush, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Magpie, 2 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Chaffinch. (K.Bowers)

Reed Warbler, Kevin Bowers

Grey Heron, Kevin Bowers

Croft Pascoe: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 5+ Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Swift. Also numbers of Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

male Siskin, John St Ledger

Falmouth Bay: many Storm Petrel feeding down by the Manacles reef. (B Heaney, AK Wildlife Cruises)

European Storm Petrel, Billy Heaney

Tresemple Pool: 2 Shelduck with 3 ducklings about 2 days old. 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel. ( D. Eva )

St Buryan: 1 Barn Owl over road just east of village. (H Mitchell)

Red Moor: 1 Barnacle Goose briefly in private garden – presumably feral/escapee. (P McVey).

Probus: 1 Purple Heron, adult still in garden along Tresillian River near Probus this morning.

Wadebridge: 1 Ring-billed Gull 1st-summer opposite sewage works from Camel Trail then flew towards Dinham Flats.

Men-an-Tol: Flock of 20-30 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Stonechats including fledglings, 3 Whitethroat, 2 m Pheasant, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl. (S.Cox).

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