Tuesday 12th May 2020

Birding in Lockdown: Links to Garden Lockdown Listing League and our Birding Ideas Page, helping to make the most of extra time as a result of the lockdown. A great 13 minute video of Walmsley Sanctuary by final year student at UoE Penryn, Dylan Jackaman can now be found on the above ‘Birding Ideas Page’ – well worth a watch.

Late news, 11/5, Landue (5km south of Launceston): 1 Red Kite. (S Tetley)

Late news, 6/5, 6 miles south of Launceston: 1 Red Kite between 6th and 11th May. (J Batey)

Chyandour: 1 Osprey headed East over. (M Elliott) Later seen from Marazion and Gulval, before moving up the St Erth valley toward Hayle. (S Rogers, J Hawkey, R Veal)

Polgigga: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still. (M Wallace) 1 Turtle Dove along Bosistow Lane. (K Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Early morning 80 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Red Kite Ryan’s field. (S Turner) 1 Yellow Wagtail ssp. over at 07:10. (R Veal)

Downderry: 14 Whimbrel on the beach early morning. (A Payne)

Par Beach: 2 Linnets (m & f) on gorse at eastern end of beach. (R Barlow)

Winnards Perch: 1 Red Kite at 07:20. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Red Kite, 2 Shelduck, 12 House Martin over private garden. (S Grose)

Praa Sands: 1 Hobby off the sea immediately started hunting House Martin (J Evans)

Penzance: Raven calling above my head in a tall ash tree. (T Newborn)

Goss Moor: (all counts are singing males) 5 Cuckoo, 30 Blackcap, 45 Chiffchaff, 90 Willow Warbler, 21 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Red Kite, 2 Treecreeper & 5 Dingy Skipper butterfly. ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Gluvian: 2 recently fledged Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto)

Truthwall: 14 Red Kites. (C Wyatt)

Carbis Bay: 11 Red Kites over our house, coming from the  west to east, on toward Hayle Estuary. Couldn’t see any tags 9:55 -10:10. (S& H Hodder)

Bodmin: 1 Red Kite over Little Kirland at 10:50. (J Macadam)

Truro: A Red Kite flew over our house on the eastern edge of Truro at about 10:30 this morning.  It circled around for about four or five minutes before drifting off westwards. (D Curtis)

Kenidjack: 4 Red Kites including a second calendar year (moulting into adult) with rabbit prey. (D Flumm)

Ventonleague, Hayle: 7 Red Kites moving East  from 07:45 to 10:06. (J Rutter)

Callestick: 3 Red Kites over today, all singles heading NE at 08:38, 13:04 and 13:08. (T Wilson)

St Keverne: 5 Red Kite, 2 Swift, 7 Buzzard. (A Williams)

Carbis Bay: 1 Red Kite 10:15. (J Rushton)

St Ives Island: 4 Whimbrel (G Jones)

Pendeen: 4 Red Kite. (P Clement)

St Austell: 10 Red Kite. (J Chapple)

Trescowe: 3 Red Kite. (L Hodges)

Crowlas: 1 Red Kite. (R Veal)

Nancledra: 3 Red Kite. (S Turner)

Stithians: 1 Greenshank. (S Turner)

Rame Head: 20 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 6 Dunnock, m Yellowhammer, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Wren. (R Napp)

Mylor Harbour: 2 Red Kite. (J Pricthard)

Sancreed: 5 Red Kite, 7 Swift, 20 House Martin. Also female Broad-bodied Chaser & pair Large Red Damselfly in tandem. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 35 Canada Geese incl pair with 3 goslings, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Garden Warbler. Also male Common Blue Damselfly. (D Flumm)

Freathy: 1 Swift flew east, and 2 Great Northern Diver on sea this evening. (M Jordan)

Gunwalloe: win plum Great Northern Diver. (A Witheywood)

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