Monday 21st May 2018

Nanjizal: Golden Oriole flew over towards Skewjack before 07:00 and Serin flew up the valley towards Skewjack at c10:00. (K Wilson)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still between Bosistow Lane and Raftra Farm. (K Wilson)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still at the millpond by the wooden bridge. (PJ Freestone)

Iberian Chiffchaff, Paul Freestone

Hayle Estuary (WeBS count, high tide), Copperhouse Creek: 2 Shelduck, 11 Canada Goose, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mute Swan, 14 Herring Gulls. Ryan’s Field: 7 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Herring Gulls, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Pair of Canada Geese with 3 goslings, 1 Little Egret, 2 Swallows. Lelant Saltings: 10 Shelduck (1 pr with 8 juvs), 142 Herring Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, 17 Carrion Crows, 6 Oystercatchers, 1 Whimbrel. (PJ Freestone)  

St Gothian Sands NR (WeBS count): 4 Coot, 1 Shelduck, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 17 Canada Goose (only one gosling seen), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 88 Herring Gulls, 1 Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Great Black-backed Gulls, 12 Linnet, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 House Sparrows, 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Moorhen, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven. (PJ Freestone) 

Connor Downs: Cuckoo flew high north over A30 early afternoon. (PJ Freestone)

Porthilly Point: 1 Whimbrel, 11 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 43 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 male Cuckoo. (A McKechnie)

Grasshopper Warbler, Alex McKechnie

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Dipper, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 52 Dunlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Bodmin Beacon: 3 Swift, 2 Willow warbler singing, Pair of Blue Tit busy feeding young high up in stonework on S side of Gilbert’s Monument, 3 Buzzard. (R Hurrell)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Charlestown: 1 White Wagtail on eastern beach. (D Hastilow)

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