Friday 22nd May 2015

Late news, 21/5, Goss Moor: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 35+ singing Willow Warbler, 10+ singing Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap. (D Mays)

Bude Marshes: 14 Mallard, 1 Mute Swan (but pair proabably nesting in the reedbeds), 1 Grey Heron, 6 adult Moorhen and 2 juveniles, 15+ Swallow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 1 pair of Reed Bunting, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Blackbird, 2 Magpie, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Dunnock, 10+ Rook active in nearby rookery. (H Kendall + R Mudge)

Tresillian: 5+ Siskin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Curlew and 7 Shelduck. (D Mays)

Land’s End: 1s male Sardinian Warbler still present. (P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2cy Purple Heron on the east shore, c150m north of the dam, visible from the car park. (M Spicer)

Rosenannon Downs: 2 male Cuckoo this afternoon. (C Selway)

Falmouth: 12 Great Northern Divers on the sea off Pennance Point and 1 flew west. (S Perfect)

Maenporth: 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. (S Perfect)

Tresillian: Night Heron this evening (Friday 22 May) at Tresemple Pool at 20:05 and again at Tresillian at 20:30, flying up the river past the Audi garage. Also 4 Whimbrel at Tresemple Pool. (A Nicholson)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise (Penzance to Wolf Rock) very misty: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1Eider (M), 8 Gannet, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull. 32 Guillemot. Also, 1 Basking Shark, 2 Harbour Porpoise.  (P Clarke & M T Elliott)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise Return (Wolf Rock to Penzance) mist clearing: 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 64 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 43 Guillemot, 33 Razorbill, 100+ Auk sp.  Also c30 Common Dolphin.  (P Clarke & M T Elliott)

St Clement: Night Heron on pool in the old vicarage at 08:25.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1s Ring-billed Gull oof the causeway, also 2 Greenshank.


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