June 2019 News

Updating Membership Records: Could all members please ensure that the email addresses as held by the membership secretary are correct, especially if you have changed your email address in the recent past. A number have recently bounced or seem to be out of date as no replies have been received from them. Please also check that your membership status is correct – note for example that Senior Memberships are from 65 years.

If you would like to change from receiving a printed copy of Palores to a digital pdf copy, or do not wish to receive BiC (Birds in Cornwall) as part of your membership do please let us know, as in both cases this will save the society both in printing and postage costs. Please contact Carol, Membership Secretary at membership@cbwps.org.uk

New Membership Secretary: as of 1st May Carol Hughes has taken over from Angela Moore as Membership Secretary for the Society. The Society is very grateful to Angie for her many years of tireless service as Membership Secretary, and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours. Membership enquiries and requests should continue to be sent to the usual membership@cbwps.org.uk address

Thursday 6th June 2019

Late news, 05/06, Dobwalls: Barn Owl flying over fields next to railway line at 21.20 (C&J Duffy)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis, 6 Swift, 3 Sand Martin. (S Rogers) Glossy Ibis high east to west over the marsh then headed toward Hayle at 07:45 followed 5 minutes later by a Turtle Dove flying low east to west at the front of the marsh and over Longrock. (S.Cox).

Marazion Beach: 14 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin,1 Ringed Plover. (S Rogers)

Trenow Cove: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 30 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin, 2 Shelduck with 2 young, 1 1s Med Gull. (S Rogers)

Ponsongath, Lizard: Golden Oriole young Male singing and showing occasionally until 08:50 at least (J Foster, M Pass)

Portreath to Bassets Cove: 1 adult Linnet feeding a young bird. Lots of corvids (mainly Rooks and Jackdaws) in fields inland from coast path near Carvannel Downs and 5 Raven consisting of 2 adults and 3 young.  One Kestrel and numerous Fulmar soaring around the cliffs near Portreath. (D King)

Sennen Cove: 1 European Storm-petrel one mile west of the Cove this morning; steady passage of Manx Shearwater. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Men-an-Tol/Watch Croft: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Breney Common: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting nest hole with young inside . 4 Yellowhammer Several Green Hairstreak, Marsh Fritillary and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterflies. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Erth river: 11 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler territories between BK Fisheries and Hayle. Also 2 fledged Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 family parties of Willow Warblers and 1 of Wrens. I understand that the resident Muscovy Duck has been savaged and killed by a dog! (DK Parker)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 11 Greenfinch, 36 Linnet. (S Grose)

Tamar Valley, Greenscoombe Woods: Heath Fritillary. (G Gordon)

Heath Fritillary, Graham Gordon

Heath Fritillary, Graham Gordon

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