New Membership Secretary: As of 1st May Carol Hughes has taken over from Angela Moore as Membership Secretary for the Society. Carol writes: “I was born in Cornwall and have lived the majority of my life in the small village of Ruan Lanihorne. I gained an interest in wildlife as a whole quite late in life, but have been a member of Wild Roseland (link) since its inauguration and hold several positions. I have been recording for the BTO, Wildlife Trust and UK Butterfly Conservation for many years and help with a number of wildlife surveys. I have recently taken up an interest in moths and was lucky enough to find a first for Cornwall in my first year.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , where they will now be directly received by Carol. Membership documentation on the website will shorty be updated to reflect on these personnel changes.
Late news, 2/5, Tintagel: 2 Swallows flying around Camelot Castle and another flying in the churchyard at St Materiana’s Church. (J Worth)
Late news, 2/5, Penzance, Wherrytown Beach: 3 Ruddy Turnstone (J Evans)
Carn Gloose: Woodchat Shrike still present by the bench. (S Williams, S Rogers)
Kenidjack: Hoopoe still present in top fields north of the valley, also 2 Bullfinch. (M Ferris, N Wheatley et al.) Please keep to public footpaths and on no account enter any of the fields.
Sennen: 56 Whimbrel on the green with 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (M Ferris)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: Purple Heron dropped into Cheshire Homes section at c09:25 but not seen since. (DK Parker) Also Grasshopper Warbler reeling, drake Gadwall and 5 Teal. (P St Pierre, DK Parker) Glossy Ibis returned to the marsh at 18:20, also 1 Redshank in the eastern corner. (P & S Rogers)
Mounts Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver & 5 Eider plus 18 Whimbrel on Marazion beach. (S Rogers, P St Pierre, DK Parker)
Heligan: 2 Swallows on roof of Lobbs farm shop. (R. Barlow)
Bodmin Moor – De Lank Water works to Garrow Tor: 1 Whinchat (male), 2 Redstart (m&f), 10 Wheatear, 3 pairs Reed Bunting, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Skylark, 10+ Swallow, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (male), numbers of Meadow Pipit, Linnet and Stonechat. Also 6 Red Deer and 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger, D Conway)
Hayle: 3 Swift circling over Foundry Square this evening (J Evans)
Porth Reservoir: 2 Great crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, & 1 Yellowhammer at Trewassick. (S Grose)
Newquay: 8 Whimbrel on rocks behind Headland Hotel this evening they then flew to the Golf Course. (D Grose)
St Breward: 2 Mistle Thrush just up from the football club. (D Trevelyan)