Thursday 31st May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just – *IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) still singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed at 1546hrs, showing well on and off. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery

OtterhamBLACK KITE at Otterham Station by A39 near wind turbine at 1120hrs (Thanks A.Bond)

Zennor - GOLDEN ORIOLE (fem) near headland at Gurnard’s Head this evening til 1815hrs when lost to view (Thanks R H Lawrence)

WadebridgeSpoonbill and Garganey (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary still

Truro - Siskin (M+F) in garden at 0825hrs (Thanks D.Jenkins)

St GennysRed Kite (2) flew over farm around midday (Thanks M.Catt)

RecentlyNancledraMarsh Harrier (fem) at Georgia

Wednesday 30th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Also HAWFINCH again briefly then flew south

Penzance - GOLDEN ORIOLE (fem) flew across Long Rock Bypass (Thanks V.Stratton)

WadebridgeMONTAGU’S HARRIER (fem) in field at Three Holes Cross briefly then flew towards Chapel Amble (Thanks D.Julian). Spoonbill and Garganey (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary (Thanks C.Selway)

LostwithielRed Kite above Duchy Garden Centre at 1230hrs (Thanks B.Coulson)

LauncestonRed Kite flew east over Canworthy Water at 1215hrs (Thanks J.Brown)

Newquay – Osprey fishing still at Porth reservoir at far end Nature Reserve this morning and showing well (Thanks D.Julian and D.Boddy)

FalmouthGarden Warbler (1+) still at Argal reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney)

TruroSiskin (M+F) in garden at 1600hrs (Thanks D.Jenkins)

Men-An-TolCuckoo (6) around Men-An-Tol late afternoon (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Tuesday 29th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Also HAWFINCH briefly

CamelfordBEE-EATER heard only in Mount Camel area at 1250hrs briefly (Thanks A.Bond)

Newquay – Osprey fishing still at Porth reservoir at far end Nature Reserve this morning, search in dead trees at this end. Also Spotted Redshank (sum plum) this afternoon (Thanks D.Mays, T.Carson and D.Grose)

DavidstowRedstart (2 male), Spotted Flycatcher (3) and Cuckoo heard distantly at Boswithick (Thanks H.Kendall)

HayleRedshank on Hayle Estuary RSPB this morning. Also Shelduck (5 ducklings) (Thanks P.Jeggo)

LanhydrockWhimbrel (5) on 18th Green at Lanhydrock golf club this morning (Thanks P.McVey)

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Monday 28th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed late afternoon. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Turtle Dove in garden at Tregeseal this morning (Thanks S.Williams)

Lands EndWOODCHAT SHRIKE still north of A30/B3315 junction at Treve Common in field with highland cattle at 0755hrs

St LevanWOODCHAT SHRIKE in 2nd field up valley from church this afternoon

WadebridgeSpoonbill (2. 1w), Curlew Sandpiper, Garganey (2. 1drk) and Yellow-legged Gull (2s) at Walmsley Sanctuary (Thanks C.Selway)

GwithianGarden Warbler halfway between Hell’s Mouth and Godrevy Lighthouse between 1115-1130hrs (Thanks J.Lander)

NewquayOsprey at Porth Reservoir again at 1900hrs

NanquidnoWhimbrel (6) at seaward end of Nanquidno Valley at 2000hrs

St AustellCuckoo at Trethurgy (Thanks P.Barlow)