Thursday 28th May 2020

Late news, 26/05, between Trevelmond and A390: Male Stonechat calling from hedgerow (C&J Duffy)

Late news, 27/05, Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite over the village around midday, flying north east (C&J Duffy)

Late News, 27/05, Treverva: 1 Cuckoo calling briefly, Garden Warbler. (D Chaney)

Late news, 27/05, The Mount, Par: 2 juv Tawny Owl calling, adult seen at 21:45. (R Hampshire)

Late news, 27/5, Rilla Mill: 6 Red Kite at 18:00 drifted off south west. (W & P Hinton)

Late news, 27/5, St Day: Cuckoo seen and calling frequently until sunset at  United Downs. (S Marshall)

Nanjizal: 2cy male Scops Owl trapped and ringed this morning, also Golden Oriole singing. (K Wilson) Please note there is no public access to the ringing site. Please keep to public rights of way and do not drive down Bosistow Lane.

Drift Reservoir: presumed Montagu’s Harrier this evening flew north. (M Ahmad)

Wadebridge: 2 Red kite, 1 Hare from Blable Gate. (S Grose) 5+ Red Kite over the showground. (O Old) 3 Red Kites overhead drifting east St Matthews Hill. (D.Wilson)

Vellandreath: 45 Red Kites east. (M Ahmad)

Red Kite – Mashuq Ahmad

Red Kite – Mashuq Ahmad

Red Kite – Mashuq Ahmad

Red Kite – Mashuq Ahmad

Red Kite – Mashuq Ahmad

Land’s End: 30+ Red Kites along the coast path. (P St Pierre) Many in the Sennen area. (S Williams)

Porthgwarra: 5 Red Kite at 08:30. (N Rogers)

Polgigga: 12 Red Kite (at 10:15 between Land’s End and Polgigga) (N Rogers)

Widemouth Bay: 1 Red Kite. (G & G Watton)

Harlyn Bay: Red Kite over our garden at 09:15.  Drifted east towards Trevone mobbed by crows & gulls. (S Lilley)

Trevose Head: 4 Canada Goose, 2 Red Kite, 4 Swift, 10 Swallow, 1 Tree Pipit. (B Bosisto)

Sancreed: c40 Red Kites this morning including one in our back garden! Many drifting back east. (D Flumm)

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Red Kite – Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Red Kite drifted over high heading north east. Also 1 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese plus 7 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 9 Shelduck plus 1 duckling, 6 Oystercatcher plus 1 chick, 7 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-headed Gull. (DK Parker) 21 flying over from Hayle Estuary between 10:00 – 12:00. (H and S Hodder)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 7 Shelduck, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Buzzards. (P Kemp)

Bezurrel: 20 Red Kite 10:45 to 12:00. (T Polglase)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Red Kite over mid-day. (B Toms)

Carn Marth, Redruth: 1 Red Kite around 19.00 hrs. (M Tucker)

Falmouth, The Moor: 1 Red Kite mobbed and heading east at 07:40, 3 Swift (S Van Hear)

Carnyorth: 20+ Red Kites over north east at 12:40. (J Swann)

Pendeen: 8 Red Kites over by 10:20 including one with yellow wing tags T2. (P Clement)

Chun Castle, Pendeen: 4 Red Kite. (C Baker)

Roche: Red Kite circling at 13:50. (D Brookes)

St Mawgan, Carloggas: 5 Swift & 1 Red Kite midday. (L Curry)

Bude: 2 Red Kites drifted north east at 10:00. (N Bastin)

St Columb Road: 6 Red Kites, being harassed by gulls, high over drifting rapidly north. (A & B Tregunna)

St Gothian Sands: 3 Barnacle Geese, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe ( D Eva )

Restronguet: 74 Red Kite heading north. (J Chapple)

Malpas, Truro: 1 Red Kite over Malpas in morning and 2 over Malpas and Tresilian river early afternoon. (A Hill)

Ventonleague, Hayle: Movement of Red Kites today. 19 with one at 07.15am. and 8 together at 11.10am. Also 1 Hobby through at 13.15pm moving east, + 3 Buzzards. (P & J Rutter)

Loggans Moor, Hayle: Red Kite heading E over A.30 @ 16.45hrs. (J Hawkey)

Newquay: 18 Red Kites 4.00-4.20pm all heading east in the Treloggan area. (D Grose) 8 Red Kite presumably some of the same ones (L Ashton)

St Keverne: 8 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Swift, 2 Swallows, 1 Red Kite. (H Norton)

Coverack: 3 Red Kite flew over toward St Keverne 17:00. (A McLean)

Constantine: 1 Red Kite east at 10.30 and 3 together east at 3.30. (D Collins)

Camelford: 1 Red Kite 1400hrs high over Valley Truckle, another or the same, lower over Camelford at 1530 hrs. (J Burges)

Falmouth: Red kite East over Tregoniggie Industrial Estate/Watson Marlow at 3:30pm (G Wills)

Budock Water: 2 Red Kite at 16.40. (S Davies)

Penzance: 6 Red Kite midday over Heamoor. (P St Pierre) 1 Red Kite hovering above fields in the Trythall area. (L Coyle)

Gulval: 6 Red Kite and 1 Hobby over Polkinghorne farm 0830-1600. (D Robinson)

St Ives: 2 Red Kites E between 09:00-09:30. (G Jones) 4 Red Kites over our garden Carbis Bay. (H and S Hodder)

St Ives, the cemetery /Man’s Head: 30+ Starling, 5 Wren, 2+ Stonechat and 4 Holly Blue butterflies. (K Money)

Carbis Bay to Lelant: 9 Red Kite. (H and S Hodder)

Crowan: 1 Red Kite about 2pm heading southwards. (M Pawluk)

Lerryn: 2 Red Kite at 4.45pm heading eastwards towards Lanreath (J Parfitt)

Lostwithiel: 3 Red Kite Polscoe over the A390. (A Betts)

St Austell: 2 Red Kites being harassed by a Sparrowhawk 17:30, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin at golf club. (G Kingdon)

The Rumps: 10 Puffin 10.30. (T Imber)

Maer Lake: 7 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Dunlin (breeding plumage), 3 Black-headed Gulls, 1 f Mallard with 10 duckling, 2 Moorhen on nest in middle of lake, Swallows, House Martins. (T Nicholson)

Helman Tor: Cuckoo 1 calling. (E Mayhew)

Red Kite – Sam Williams

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Late news, 19&20/9 Wadebridge: “Sustained calling heard from Scops Owl” reported from Polmorla road on the evening of 19/9 and morning of 20/9 but not since. (C Selway)

Late news 2/10 Marazion: 1 Common Swift. (PA Fraser)

Late news 2/10 Porthgwarra: 9+ Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 100-200 Swallow gathering early evening plus steady movement of Gannet east. (A Nicholson)

Late news 2/10 St Buryan: c100 Swallow at 18:30. (A Nicholson)

Late news, 2/10 Land’s End: Extra birds seen include1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 15+ Wheatear, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin and 1 Ringed Plover with a Great Skua and Arctic Skua offshore. (M Elliot)

Late news, 2/10 RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise: Penzance to Wolf:  1 male Common Eider near station, 147 Gannets, 9 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Robin, 8 Guillemot, 11 auks, 8 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant and 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf to Penzance 1 Great Skua, 51 Gannets, 1 Guillemot, 5 auks, 13 Great Black-backed Gulls and 3 Black-headed Gulls. Also of interest 100+ Common Dolphins between Wols and St Marys. (B Craven and D Curtis)

Late news, 2/10 Trevilley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Elliot)

Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling near the school. (J Selby)

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Lizard: 1 Aquatic Warbler by turning to Kynance Cove, plus 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (A Blunden) Park only in Lizard Village or the National Trust car park and under no circumstances on the Kynance Road also please keep to the footpaths.

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Kynance: 3 Wheatear. (J Hawkey) 1 American Golden Plover at Soapy Cove. (S Votier)

Sancreed: 3 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit resembling continental race, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 18 Skylark, 80 Meadow Pipit and 80 Swallow. (DS Flumm)

Truro: 2 Firecrest on The Parade all week plus 1 on Lemon street. (PA Fraser)

Marazion: 1 Firecrest all week in private garden. (PA Fraser)

Nanquidno: 1 Coal Tit in lower valley plus 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher by Nanquidno Barn. (L Hopkins, C Moore) Also Goshawk with a closed ring. (A Harris)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12+ Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 100+ Swallow plus Clouded Yellow butterfly. (P&H Taylor, D Eva, R Farnes – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Brent Goose, 6 Med Gull, 4 Greenshank, 1 Pintail and 3 Rock Pipit on Lelant Saltings. 5 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank and 1 Grey Wagtail at Ryan’s Field. 4 Little grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe and 2 Kingfisher at Carnsew Basin. (R Veal)

Long Rock Pool: 2 Goldeneye. (A Mckechnie – photo)


Levant: 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat. (NR Phillips, M Scott-Hams)

Penzance: 1 Grey Wagtail visiting private garden. (NR Phillips) 4 Firecrest in Morrab Gardens. (M Elliot)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 40+ Common Dolphin in two pods plus 2 Harbour Porpoise (mother and calf). (M Scott-Hams) 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Roskestal Farm.

Porthleven: 2 Redpoll & 1 Tree Pipit (over) plus 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (I Maclean)

Church Cove (Lizard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (I Maclean)

Grochall (LIzard): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 1 Merlin. (I Maclean)

Trevean: 1 Firecrest and 1 Whinchat. (M Scott-Hams)

Nanjizal: 1 Hobby. (M Scott-Hams)

Poldice Mine, nr St Day: 9 Swallow. (A Nicholson)

Marazion: 11 Pale-bellied Brent still offshore. (DK Parker)

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Newquay: 1 Greenshank on Gannel Estuary and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Trethellan Lane. (S Rowe)

Sennen: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens at Trembrase junction also 8 Crossbills over south. (L Thomson)

Lamorna: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Kenidjack: Yellow-browed Warbler at engine sheds plus 2 Firecrests, Spotted Flycatcher and Coal Tit with another at Nancherrow. (L Thomson)

Polgigga: 2 Lapland Bunting at Carn-les-boel. (MD Wallace)

Porth Joke: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by NT car park this pm. Also 1 Cetti’s Warbler,15 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, 20 Long tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit and 2 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tits and 2 Jays in woods to the northwest.  Nuthatch, Jay and Coal Tit observed caching acorns. (K Dalziel)

Pendower valley: 50+ Swallows and 5 House Martins mobbing Sparrowhawk. (K Dalziel)

Crowan Reservoirs/Beacon: 34 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Teal, 17 Skylark southwest, 1 Wheatear and 17 Raven. (C Benton)

Godrevy Head: 1 Dartford Warbler. (A Harris)