Friday 5th July 2019

Late news 4/7 Looe Island: 1 Eider Duck. (C Lewis)

Eider – Claire Lewis

Eider – Claire Lewis

Drift Reservoir (members only): Pair of Lesser Emperors ovipositing. (J Hicks)

Lesser Emperor – Joe Hicks

Marazion beach: 7 Dunlin, 30 Black-headed Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 15 Manx offshore. (S Rogers)

Bude Marshes: Water Rail with 3 young on River Neet. After Ravens had second clutch Buzzards now using the same nest on the marsh. Kingfisher feeding young near Rods Bridge area, Swifts in Bude town centre has had one brood so far feeding independently on the wing over my house most evenings now. (N Bastin)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 4 Teal, 4 Swift, 4 Sedge Warbler. Also 3 Hare and 1 Fox. (J St Ledger)

Green Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Hare – John St Ledger

Boscathnoe Reservoir: Nuthatches attending the bird feeder on an almost daily basis, also  a Bullfinch pair and one male and two female Greenfinch in a private garden opposite. (P Johnstone)

Porthgwarra: 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Starling. Also good numbers (double figures) of Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Silver Studded Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Painted Lady. 3+ Red-veined Darter on Trevean Pool (with another on Dried Up Pond) plus 2 Emperor, 3 Four -spot Chaser, 2 Broad-bodied Chaser, 4 Black-tailed Skimmer, 1 Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Blue-tailed Damselflys and Common Blue Damselflys. (DK Parker)

St Ives: 20-30 Swifts and Swallows, 2+ Linnets, 1 Goldfinch and many Starlings (lots juvenile) and Sparrows in Barnoon cemetery. Also, 3+ singing Rock Pipits and 1 Kestrel on The Island. (K Money)

Falmouth: about 15 Swift calling and circling overhead. (E Tackley)

Porth Joke: 1 Tawny Owl heard, 9 Linnet, Razorbill & Guillemot heard but distant. (S Grose)

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