Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Late news, 21/5, Swanpool area: Purple Heron flying c.north west, seen from garden nearby. (R Phillips)

Late news, 21/5, Foage: Osprey tried to land in the valley late evening, but then headed towards Newmill. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/5, St Ives: Honey Buzzard over my house being harassed by an army of Herring Gulls and Jackdaws. (V Stratton)

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the millpond near the wooden bridge. (L Proctor)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, & 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 17 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 3 Shelduck, 50 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Red Kite over W at 11:40. (C Benton)

Marazion: 2 Red Kite heading west at 13:35. (DK Parker)

Crowlas: Different Red Kite circling over Crowlas at 13:35 with another at c14:45. (DK Parker)

De Lank River, from Waterworks to base of Brown Willy: 4 Whinchat (inc 2 males singing), 4 Grey Wagtail (2 feeding young), 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 10+ Linnet, 6 Skylark, 2 Wheatear (1m 1f), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Mistle Thrush, also numbers of Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Threemilestone park and ride: Red Kite heading to Truro. (S Reddy)

Porthleven: 4 Red Kite drifting north at 15:30. (A Witheywood)

Red Kite – Jen Witheywood

Kenidjack: 2 Red Kite over  at 16:30 heading NE. (J Miller)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 2 Red Kite 1 at 9.00 1 at 14:00, 150 Barn Swallow, 15 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 5 Common Swift. (PA Fraser)

Newbridge: 1 Red Kite at 15:00. (PA Fraser)

Bodmin area: 3 Swift, 1 imm Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff & Willow warbler singing, 2 Song Thrush. (R Hurrell)

Washaway: 2 Red Kite flying over Tregainlands Park at about 11:00. (K Williams)

Treen: 6 Red Kite drifted over. (C Urquhart)

Callington: 6+ Red Kite and 2 Buzzard in amongst Gulls, Rooks and Jackdaws on new-ploughed land a couple of miles NW of Callington. (D Knight)

Tredrizzisk: Red Kite over, flying East at 10:30.(S Grose)

Constantine: 1 Red Kite drifting west at 13:30. (D Collins)

Breage: 1 Red Kite mid-afternoon. (D Collins)

Looe island (kayak trip): 1 Whimbrel (probably the resident bird), 15 Turnstone, 14 Dunlin. (R Kirkwood)

Dunlin – Rupert Kirkwood

Turnstone – Rupert Kirkwood

Gluvian: 7 Red Kite, 1 Peregrine , 5 Raven , 2 Grey Heron, 4 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Adult Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling,108 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 1 Barn Owl, 90 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir: 6 Canada Geese, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 10 Mallard. (K.Bowers) 1 Red Kite over dam wall 17:15. (D Hall)

Sedge Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Great Crested Grebe – Kevin Bowers

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