Wednesday 6th June 2018

Late news, 4/6, Colliford Reservoir: Wryneck in narrow lane in village. (S Madge)

Late news, 5/6, Greensplat St Austell: Cuckoo seen on telephone wire at 19:30. (N Best)

Late news, 5/6, Rescorla: Rosy Starling, first seen 4/6. (M Ripley)

Late news, 5/6, Penzance: 2 Rock Pipit in the harbour. (R Creek)

Late news, 5/6, at sea: 4 Storm Petrel, 14 Puffin, 350+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Ocean Sunfish from Scillonian 111. (R Creek)

Marazion: Baird’s Sandpiper reported again on the beach but mobile. (R Creek)

Helston Boating Lake: A confiding adult drake Ferruginous Duck, apparently wing-clipped and so presumed escape. (J Thirlaway-Price) Also juveniles as follows: Tufted Duck – 2 families of 4 and 3 small ducklings; Coot – 2 well-grown young plus a family of 6 small chicks and one nest still being incubated; Canada Goose – family of 7 goslings; Mute Swan – 1 cygnet; Mallard – several families ranging from small to near adult size, not counted. (G Adams)

Ferruginous Duck – Dave Parker

Ferruginous Duck – Dave Parker

Ferruginous Duck – Phil Taylor

Whipsiderry: 1 Little Egret, 4 Corn Bunting, 1 Skylark. (S Grose)

Launceston: Red Kite over this afternoon. (A Davey)

Siblyback Lake: 3-400 Canada Geese (on lake and surrounding fields), Linnet, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (adult male feeding juvenile). (R Napp)

Linnet – Rick Napp

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Rick Napp

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Rick Napp

Porthgwarra: Turtle Dove still at Ardensawah Farm, 2 Redpoll over, 7 Painted Lady and a Red-veined Darter at the stonewall pool. (M Wallace)

Tywardreath: 6 young Blue Tit being fed by single adult from garden feeders. (R Barlow)

Praa Sands: 2 Red Kite during the afternoon, departed steadily to South after about 15 minutes. (A Woodhams)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 4 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 40 Guillemot, 8 Razorbill, 9 Puffin, 5 Wood Pigeon, 2 Swift, 6 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 4 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Linnet, 2 Grey Seal, 6 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Painted Lady, 5 Small Heath, 1 Wall Brown, 1 Small Copper, 8 Common Blue, 2 Large Skipper (M Scawen et al.)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great Crested Grebe (one on a nest), 2 Canada Geese plus c6 goslings, 8 Coot, 29 Mallard, 3 Swallow, 3 Magpie, 3 Moorhen plus 2 juv, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet. (R Mudge)

Hayle Mexico Towans: 4 Linnet, 1 Stonechat (singing male), 1 Kestrel, 1 Cinnabar Moth. (J Evans)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Cuckoo (calling), 1 Tawny Owl. (J St Ledger & P Van Hear)

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