Wednesday 27th June 2018

Late news, 23/6, Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 1 Honey-buzzard circled the hill several times gaining height on the thermals, eventually heading South East. 1 Hobby female feeding on dragonflies in a disused flooded quarry. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

Late news, 26/6, Sancreed: 2 Hobby together at Tregonebris 14:20-14:30 at least. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 116 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Skylark, 9 Greenfinch, 29 Sand Martin. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 1 Red Kite. (M Nattrass)

Kingsmill Lake: 25 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (sp) 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 juvenile Black-headed Gull. All three Grey Heron now fledged from 2 nests toward Moditonham. (M Beer)

Marazion Beach: 1 win plum Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 (including a juvenile) Med Gull. 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Crossbill, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Siskin, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger & T Pinfield)

Crossbill – John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Lapwing – John St Ledger

Crackington Haven: Possible Golden Oriole for a second day. (P Anderson)

Rumps and Pentire: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 4 Shag, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 15 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Puffin, 6 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Small White, 5 Large White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Gatekeeper, 2 Small Heath, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 4 Ruby-tail Wasp. (M Scawen et al)

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Dark Green Fritillary, M Scawen

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, still 3 broods of Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk. (A Langdon)

Porthmissen, Trevone: c200 active Kittiwake nests, c50 Razorbill, 1 Kestrel caught vole and some string debris. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Guillemots, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel, Adrian Langdon

Kestrel with vole, Adrian Langdon

Trevose Head: 2 Juv Kestrel, 13 Guillemot plus 4 chicks and 1 egg. c50 juvenile Starling on wires with 6 adults. (A Langdon & I Stewart)

Tywardreath: 1 Swift over Southpark Road. (R. Barlow)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 5 Mediterranean Gull, Barnacle Goose still present, 2 singing Sedge Warbler. Lelant Saltings: 1 Greylag Goose (J Evans)

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