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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. (R Augarde, 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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Sunday 20th May 2018

Late news, 19/5, Edgcumbe: 2 Nightingale reported singing, SSE of Stithians Reservoir.

Hayle: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing at the back of the Millpond around the wooden bridge early morning and still present early afternoon. (S Rogers, B Hibbett)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff still singing along Bosistow Lane early morning. (K Wilson)

Porth Beach: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on the beach below Glengorgal Hotel, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull with a green ring on left leg, but couldn’t read info due to poor light. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 2 Turtle Doves in pines west of Swingates. (M Ahmad)

Kenidjack: Black Kite high over, 09:45 to 10:10 at least. (N Wheatley) Also Wryneck singing at bottom of valley on N slope above donkey paddock at 10:50. (N Wheatley)

Penhale: Osprey flying and calling above the sea at Penhale sands viewed from the surf, flying East at 09:00. (C Stephenson)

Wadebridge: Bee-eater over south at 15:10. (D Julian)

Hobbacott, Bude: 1 Red Kite. (H Kendall)

Launcells, Bude: 1 Red Kite, also two Great Spotted Woodpeckers. (H Kendall)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite over A 30 at  11:15. ( B Toms, M Curtis)

Mousehole: 1 Sparrowhawk over woodland opposite Penlee lifeboat Station. (S Grose)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 1 male Eider on rocks opposite styles ice cream shop. (S Grose)

Chiverton cross Roundabout: 7 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite over Pentraze at 13:20. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellowhammer on Penhallow Moor. (S Grose)

Sancreed: 1 f Common Redstart, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swift, 2 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Truro: 2 Swift flew over my house at 1.40 pm. (D Jenkins)

Marazion beach: 1 sum plum Sanderling. (S Williams)

Sanderling, Sam Williams

Bartinney Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (S Williams)

Cuckoo, Sam Williams

Croft Pascoe: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest singing continuously, 1 Cuckoo observed throughout morning calling and mobbed by various passerines, 2 others heard East and West, 1 Swift, 2 Stonechat, 2 Siskin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Evans)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 15 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mallard, 1 Coot, 15 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 23 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 7 Stock Dove, 7 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Blackbird, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 5 Green-veined White and 3 Wall butterfly.  (DAConway)

Rame: 1 m Whinchat, 1 N Wheatear, Whitethroats. (C Buckland)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Puffin on the water north of The Brisons; same or another later in flight.

Whipsiderry: 1 m Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting, 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Raven, 7 Skylark. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach (evening): 5 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 30+ Sanderling & 1 Turnstone. (J Hawkey)

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Hayle, Millpond Park: 6 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff singing in willows along path 9am. (J Evans) Iberian Chiffchaff still present into the afternoon. (M Ahmad)

Skewjack: 1 Alpine Swift over. (K Wilson)

Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo. (D Wright) Also 1 Black Kite heading east at 13.15. (J Chapple)

Bude Marshes (WeBS): 5 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Magpie, 21 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 8 Wood Pigeon, 10 Blackbird, 4 Swallow, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Canada Geese with 6 juvs., 3 Herring Gull, 2 Dunnock, 5 Moorhens and 3 juvs. (H Kendall and R Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, Whitethroat nest with 5 eggs, 2 Chiffchaff nests with broods of 6 and 5 chicks (D Eva)

Carnmenellis: 4 (3m, 1f) Cuckoo, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1m Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, c15 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 2 Whitethroat. (C Benton)

Croft Pascoe: 2 m Cuckoo. (B Hawker)

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Cuckoo, Brian Hawker

Kynance Cove: 2 Wheatear. (D Wright)

Soapy Cove: 2 Wheatear and 1 Cuckoo. (D Wright)

Penryn: 2 Red-legged Partridge in field bordering river. (J St Ledger)

RL Partridge, John St Ledger

Hayle, Ventonleague: 11 Red Kite moving East-South East between 10.35a.m. – 11.55.a.m. Also 5 Common Buzzard moving over during that same period of time. (J&P Rutter)

Sancreed: 1 Red Kite east 11:20, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 0945 Red Kite heading north (S Van Hear)

Mount’s Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

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Friday 18th May 2018

Lizard Point: 2+ European Bee-eater over at 08:20, then again very high up at 10:00, calling, not seen. 28 + Red Kite over. (T Blunden)

Nanjizal: Spotted Crake trapped and ringed, also 2 Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher at the private ringing site. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 1 Black Kite with flock of 8 Red Kites and a Common Buzzard over Sancreed Beacon 15:35-15:40 drifted off north west, circling high on thermals; 14 Red Kites (8 with the Black Kite plus singles east 09:30 & 09:50, 3 NE 15:45 & 1 SW 16:10), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Hannafore: 1w Iceland Gull still present. (P Sharp)

Crugmeer: 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, also Chiffchaff & Skylark. (S Grose)

St Keverne: 3 Red Kite over silage-cutting field. (M Nattrass)

Godolphin Cross: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard all in the same thermal at 13:45. (C Richards)

Tresillian: Red Kite over at 08:40. (A Nicholson)

Ruan Minor: Lesser Whitethroat singing. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: Redpoll flying north. (D Collins)

Newquay: 2 Red Kite drifted over Asda at 9.55 a.m. (D Grose)

Rame (by the church): Turtle Dove. (M Buckle R Gould)

Truro: 1 Red Kite, flying north east over Waitrose. (C Warman)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite moving north being chased by a vocal Herring Gull at 17.05. (RB Girling)

St Martin: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Siskin. (P Sharp)

Charlestown: 2 ( m + f ) Robin and 2 fledgling and 2 m + f Blackbird and 2 fledgling. (D Hastilow)

Rock:1 Sparrowhawk with prey, 7 Greenfinch, 6 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from private gardens. (S Grose)

Hayle, Ventonleague: 2 Red Kite 10.25 (going East), 1 Red Kite 14.55, going S E. and unusually group of 4 Sparrowhawk  (11.20a.m). (J&P Rutter)

RSPB Scillonian III: Penzance – Wolf: c110 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 6 Gannet, 22 Guillemot, 2 Red Kite and 3 Swallow. Wolf – Scilly: 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 1 Guillemot and 1 Swallow. Scilly – Wolf: 5 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 15 Gannet, 1 Great Skua and 6 Guillemot. Wolf – Penzance: 109 Manx Shearwater, c20 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Grey Heron and c12 Common Dolphin. (DA Conway, MJ Spicer)

Bodmin, Dragon centre: 9 Swift. (R Hurrell)

Lostwithiel area: 19.30hrs 1 Red Kite mobbed by a Crow that came out of each of the two woodlands it passed over. Circled up and headed ESE/E high up. 1 Swift, 3Buzzard. (R Hurrell)

Rosewall Hill: Cuckoo (2 other Cuckoo calling to the West), Swift, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 House Martin, 1 probable Hobby, flushed from fence post and flew into wooded area. (J Evans)

Lamorna: c30 Red Kite following tractor just north of Lamorna at 4.30pm. (M McKee)

Chiverton Cross: Red Kite west low over roundabout @ 8.00am (T Wilson)

St Agnes: Red Kite @ 9.10am (T Wilson)

Near Mithian: 3 Red Kites @ 11.20am (T Wilson)

Callestick: Red Kite high east @ 1.25pm (T Wilson)

Treligga: 4 Red Kite. (D Hillson)

St. Germans: Clouded Yellow butterfly.(A Blonden)

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Thursday 17th May 2018

Late news, 14/05, Duloe cricket pitch: 1 Red Kite seen in the evening (J Curnow & J Wimpress)

Late news, 15/05, Sir John Moore House, Bodmin: 1 Swift, 1 male Blackcap. (R Hurrell)

Late news, 16/05, Sir John Moore House, Bodmin: 1 moulting Red Kite over about 2pm headed N, 1 soaring Peregrine, 5 Swift, 2 Swallow. (R Hurrell)

Late news, 16/5, Gerrans Bay: c50 Black-throated Diver and 42 Great Northern Diver, all in summer plumage. (S Gay)

Polgigga: Iberian Chiffchaff singing below Raftra Farm and 40 Red Kite , 3 Swift. (B Bosisto)

Porth Beach: 2cy Ring-billed Gull on the water with other gulls this eve. (S Grose)

Nanquidno: Spotted Flycatcher.

St Levan Churchtown: Spotted Flycatcher.

Porthcurno: Hobby over.

Cot Valley: 4 Red Kite seen flying north towards Cape Cornwall at 08:30. (J Taylor)

Bude: 9 Red Kite flying west at 09:15. (N Bastin)

Rock: 2 Red Kite flying West towards Padstow at 10:35. (S Grose)

Kelynack: 1 Red Kite drifting NE at 09:00. (R Butts)

Grampound Road: 1 Red Kite north. (M Jones)

Trespettigue, Nr Trewint: 1 Red Kite at 08:40 (B Craven)

Halvana: 1 Red Kite over 09:10 (B Craven)

Newlyn: 2cy Iceland Gull still in the harbour in front of Fisherman’s Arms. (L Proctor)

Coverack: 3cy Iceland Gull with damaged leg still present. (J Foster)

Marazion: Avocet still on the beach ranging from east of Red River mouth to Longrock, 45 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1s) and 6 Sandwich Tern offshore. Also 6 Red Kites over high heading West between 13:00 & 14:00. (PA Fraser, DK Parker) Also 3 Turnstone, 7 Whimbrel. 8-9pm. (J Hilary)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan (now only 6 cygnets), 5 Canada Geese, 2 drake Gadwall, 7 Mallard, Avocet and Wheatear. (DK Parker)

Avocet – Alex Mckechnie

Wheatear – Dave Parker

Wheatear – Dave Parker

Penzance: 2 Red Kite over West at c13:05. (P St Pierre)

St Just: 24 Red Kite drifting slowly east or south over St Just and Cot Valley this morning between 08:30 and 11:30, including two on the deck for a while. (N Wheatley)

Land’s End: 1 Gadwall, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Common Whitethroat, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Turtle Dove, 17 Collared Dove, 2 Lesser Redpoll, hybrid Hooded Crow. (B Bosisto)

Nanjizal: 60+ Red Kite. (K Wilson)

Falmouth: Red Kite over E at 14:00. (T Phelps)

Hayle: Red Kite circling over bypass at 09:04. (J Hawkey)

Sennen: 2 Red Kite at 11:00. (J Miller)

Tredinney Common area: 10 Red Kite, 2 Swift, Cuckoo 12:00-15:00. (J Miller)

Polmanter Farm, Halsetown: 2 Red Kite over fields then flying east at 07:30. 2 more flying low over hill and field  at 07:40, joined at 07.45 by 5 more stayed until 08:00 then gradually drifted east – last being at 08:10. 2 low over freshly cut fields at 10:50 then sharing thermals with resident buzzards – flew off east by 11.00. (L Dudley)

Gunwalloe: Red Kite being mobbed by gulls at 11:30. (B Carminowe)

Bowithick: 2 male Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cuckoo calling, 1 Buzzard, Robins, Great Tits, 3+ Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, Chaffinches, Swallows (although fewer than previous years), 1 Marsh Tit carrying food into nest in dry-stone wall, Jackdaws and Carrion Crows. (H Kendall, B Bryne)

Temple: 2 calling Cuckoo, 1 singing Song Thrush, 1 singing Willow Warbler at 1005. (RB & PC Girling)

Mount Hawke: 1 Red Kite circling east at 12:15. (RB & PC Girling)

Sancreed: 33 Red Kite (first at 08:40 east along hill ridge from Leswidden Farm then a flock of 9 following tractor collecting silage cut by church before departing east. 18 E. 15:15, 3 E. 15:45 & 2 E. 16:30); 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Heron west, 2 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 20 Red Kite. (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 34 Red Kite, 16 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Crowlas: 3 Red Kite. (B Bosisto) Also 23+ Red Kite coming to ploughed field. (R Veal)

Red Kite, Reuben Veal

Red Kite, Reuben Veal

Red Kite, Reuben Veal

Chiverton Cross: 2 Red Kite. (B Bosisto)

Penhale Army Camp: 1 Whimbrel, pr Stonechat, pr Raven nesting in conifers, 2 Whitethroat, Dingy & Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus, Orange tip, Wall Brown, Small Copper, Silver Studded Blue caterpillar,  Azure & Blue-tailed Damselflies. (J Hawkey)

Silver-studded Blue caterpillar, John Hawkey

St Just: 4 Swift, Chapel St at 21.20. (H Charman)

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Wednesday 16th May 2018

Late news, 7/5 St Mabyn: 1 Red Kite above junction from St Mabyn onto B3266 main road. Also 1 Wheatear seen in lane near to Hustyns Hotel entrance. (T Nightingale)

Late news, 15/5, Lanivet: 4 Red Kite. (P McKeogh)

Carbis Bay: Probable Black Kite over the road between Carbis Bay and Lelant at 07:35 and presumably the same bird over Upton Towans at 08:00.

Looe Island: 2 Iceland Gull (ad and 1w, adult also previously seen on 11/05/18 by Claire Lewis). (B Taggart)

Marazion: Avocet around Red River mouth. (P St Pierre) Avocet still present this evening on the beach, also 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 27 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover. (DK Parker)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Bude Marshes: Grasshopper Warbler on territory  but not showing very well, Reed, Sedge, Willow and Chiffchaff, now all nesting, Cuckoo calling near Rods Bridge area this morning but not seen. (N Bastin)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 61 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 2 Garganey, 35 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall. ( B Bosisto )

Swanpool: Siskins (male and female) on sunflower seed feeder. (S.Gowers)

Dobwalls: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay in garden. (C&J Duffy)

Lostwithiel, River Fowey, Coulsen Park: 2 Grey Wagtail, Moorhen.  Shirehall Moor N.R.: 1 m Reed Bunting singing, 6 Canada Geese, 3 Great Black Backed Gull, Mute Swan, Jay, Shelduck, Swift, Swallows, Buzzard. (C&J Duffy)

Porthilly Point: 16 prs of nesting Sand Martin, 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Grose)

Sandwich Terns, Shaun Grose

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 1 Fulmar, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 2 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 20 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Skylark, 15 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 8 Carrion Crow, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 1 Grey Seal (M Scawen et al.)

Penwithick: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K.Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Downderry: 3 Great Northern Divers and an Arctic Skua flew west early this morning, whilst 9 Whimbrel noted inshore. (A Payne)

Padstow: 2 Barn Owl, 1 near Trevisker Garden Centre and 1 nr Texaco petrol station. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Red Kite 10:45 & 14:45 with 2 at 11:15, 1 Little Egret, 6 Swift, 15 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 1 Red Kite at 13.30, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Whitethroat (singing). (P Fraser)

Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite at c07:00 circling above Nanscow Farm. (T Nightingale)

Ludgvan: 3 Red Kite between Ludgvan and Gulval 07:45. (R Menari)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Red Kite over the marsh at 07:55 with one lingering over Varfell until 08:15 at least. (PA Fraser) Also 2 Otter. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: Single Red Kites west at 07:20 & 07:40. (DS Flumm)

Penzance: 2 Red Kite west low over Heamoor at 08:25. (P St Pierre)

St Buryan: 2 Red Kite NE over Jericho Farm, 08.30. (PA Fraser)

Sellan Farm: 2 Red Kite at 08:35. (DS Flumm)

Camel Trail: 1 Red Kite seen overhead at Nanstallon Halt at 09:40. (Dawn)

Nanstallon: At 10:30 a Red Kite flew directly over my house. Then there were 2 increasing to 3. 2 flew off towards Bodmin and 1 headed towards Wadebridge. 5 minutes later, one (presumably one if the previous 2) came from the Bodmin direction and headed towards Wadebridge. (D Roberts)

Cot Valley: 4 Red Kite 11:15 heading inland. (J Miller)

Sennen: 5+ Red Kite at 12:30. (J Miller)

Perranwell, Goonhavern: 1 Red Kite over at 10:00. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 4 Red Kite over Treneere at 12:40. (M Elliott)

Camelford: Single Red Kites over at 14:00, 14:10 & 14:40. (A Bond)

Bartinney: 6+ Red Kite and 2 Cuckoo. (JD Swann)

Nanquidno: 5 Red Kite. (JD Swann)

Connor Downs: 2 Red Kite over heading towards Gwithian. (P Freestone)

Bodmin (near A38): 1 Red Kite. (P McKeogh)

Crowhill Valley nr Grampound: 1 Red Kite (F Jones)

Crackington Haven: 15+ Red Kite over field being ploughed. (J & B Teague)

Sancreed: 10 Red Kite (singles west 07:20 and 07:40; two west 08:35, 08:55, 09:10 and 11:25). (D Flumm)

Trink: 1 Red Kite over, 4pm (S Turner)

Marazion: 2 Red Kite 07:30. (PA Fraser)

St Tudy, Polshea  Farm: 4 Red Kite feeding on fresh cut silage fields. (R Hughes)

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

Late news, 13/5, Whipsiderry: Escaped Canary with white tail feathers on the coastal path. (Per J Rance CWT)

Late news, 14/5, Porthgwarra: 3 Pomarine Skua and a Minke Whale, plus Redpoll and Siskin over. (J Lawman)

Late news, 14/5, Lizard: 2 Red Kite feeding on fields around the point. (T Blunden)

Red Kite – Tony Blunden

Red Kite – Tony Blunden

St Buryan: Purple Heron circled pools to the south briefly, before heading SW. (J Lawman)

Newlyn harbour: 1 2cy Iceland Gull. (M Elliot)

Frogpool, Truro: 2 Red Kite at 12:30. (K Ferguson)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 4 Red Kite NE this morning. (PA Fraser)

Davidstow Airfield: Red Kite over at 12:00. (N Page)

Watergate, Bodmin Moor: Redstart singing in village. Cuckoo heard nearby. (N Page)

St Ives: 1 Red Kite spotted over Polmanter Touring Park approx 10:15, heading east. (L Dudley)

Sancreed: 4 Red Kite north 14:25, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Rame Head: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (B Taggart)

Wendron (Three Cross): 1 Red Kite. (G Adams)

St Erth: 4 Red Kite east between 12:50 – 16:00 (MJ & GH Spicer)

Ludgvan: 1 Red Kite over. (R Menari)

Sharp Tor, Bodmin Moor: Red Kite drifted NW, also 2 Wheatear, 8 Swift and Cuckoo. (M Beer)

Goonhilly: Cuckoo. (C Richards)

St Austell:  Par Beach 1 Grey Heron inshore, 1Red Kite flew over the lake at 3.30 pm. (C Hooper)

Grey Heron – C Hooper

Red Kite – C Hooper

Kenwyn: 2 Red Kite east at 4pm. Also Blue Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Linnet, Wren, Dunnock and Chiffchaff all nesting here (D Eva)

Roseworthy by-pass, near Camborne: Red Kite over. (R Phillips)

Marazion: 12 Sanderling and 1 Whimbrel on the beach and 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver close inshore. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c50 House Martin. (DK Parker)

Golant: Red Kite drifted northwards. (S Hunkin)

Lanteglos: Red Kite flying over fields. (I Shetland)

Maer Lake: 500+ Swallows and Sand Martins (no House Martins or Swifts), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin. (B Craven)

Lizard Point: 4 ad Pomarine Skua and 8 ad Great Northern Diver. (T Blunden)

Truro: 11 Red Kite over Waitrose this evening. (J Chapple)

Mermaid II pelagic: 2 Red Kite over St Loy and pod of 12 Bottle-nosed Dolphin off Penberth. (M Elliot)

Porthtowan: 1 Red Kite going east at 1.35pm. 1 Osprey going east at 1.50pm. (S Croft)

Portreath: 1 Red Kite going south at 2.50pm. (S Croft)

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