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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