Thursday 18th May 2017

Late News, 17/05, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1m Garganey, also Brown Hares showing well. (D Julian – photos on cbwps twitter feed)

Prussia Cove: 1m Iberian Chiffchaff singing. From car park follow lane, at stream go left through woods to pines 100yds beyond field. still showing and singing well at 12:00. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Iberian Chiffchaff – Mike Spicer

   
   

Iberian Chiffchaff – Dave Parker

Botallack: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, pair Stonechat with 3 fairly well grown young. (D McGrath)

Probus: Purple Heron still present. (BR Field)

Grasshopper Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Bowithick, nr Davidstow: 2 pairs Redstart – one pair carrying food into their nest hole, 2 pairs Spotted Flycatcher, Treecreeper carrying food, 3 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 10+ Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, several Chaffinch, pair of Grey Wagtail, 1 Collared Dove, c.15 Swallow, 1 House Martin. (H Kendall, S Wills)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning. (A McKechnie)

Porthgwarra: 17 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Chough and 2 Great Northern Diver. (DK Parker)

De Lank, Bodmin Moor: 2 Common Redstart (singing males) 2 Willow Warbler Pair grey wagtail 1 Spotted Flycatcher 3 Northern Wheatear (singing males). (B Bosisto)

Scribble Downs: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Siskin, Demoiselle damselfly3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whinchat ( singing male ), 1 Curlew, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Colliford Lake, Loveney: 2 Coot, pair Lapwing, Mallard with  6 young, ( no Black headed Gull nests sadly ),1 Cuckoo, 2 pairs Great crested Grebe on nest, 4 Great crested Grebe, pair of Curlew, 1 Cuckoo at the dam. (B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Curlew, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Cuckoo. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Stock Dove on Ryan’s Field until 7:15pm when flew towards St Erth. Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over, 5 Curlew and 5 Canada Goose Goslings.(R Veal)

Rame Head: 1 Linnet. (R Napp)

Linnet – Rick Napp

Porthilly Point: 1 Gannet, 9 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 65 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Common Gull. (S Grose)

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