Monday 18th May 2015

Late news 15/5, Sennen, Trevendra Campsite: 24 Red Kite over site moving north 9.30 – 10.00. Polgigga: 50+ Red Kite (10.30 – 12.00) moving up from Ardensawah direction. These totals reflect other isolated reports we published on the day for west Penwith.  (S Stanbury)

Tresemple Pool: 1 Night Heron and 1 Kingfisher. Also 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew and 6 Shelduck on river beyond pool. (J St Ledger, M Jones, S Perfect, J Chapple, D Eva)

JStLedger_NightHeron_180515Night Heron, John St Ledger

St Clements: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Siskin and 2 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger, M Jones) Plus 3m 2f Siskin on feeder in Old Vicarage garden in afternoon and approx 8.20/8.30 pm 1 Night Heron in marshy area 100yds before Tresemple Pool. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1w Ring-billed Gull again from the causeway. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2cy Purple Heron again in northeast arm this morning. (P&H Taylor) 23 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Mandarin Duck, 20 Mallard with 10 ducklings, 1 Call Duck, 1 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen with 2 broods of single chicks, 2 Whimbrel, 38 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c30 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, c15 Swift, 1 Whitethroat, 2+ Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose plus 5 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Greylag, 1 Teal, 6 Mallard plus 2 ducklings, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, c40 House Martin, c20 Sand Martin, c10 Swallow, 13 Swift and 3 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c120 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin and 3 Turnstone on the beach and 3 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Tehidy Woods: 1 Tawny Owl and 1 owlet in trees, sadly 2 dead owlets on path. (J Bowen)

JBowen_TawnyOwl_180515Tawny Owl, Jayne Bowen JBowen_TawnyOwlet_180515Tawny Owlet, Jayne Bowen

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Storm Petrel this evening. (S Rowe)

West Penwith: 1 Nightjar churring. (C Madden)