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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