Saturday 26th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard – possible **PALLID HARRIER** flew east up valley at Poldhu Cove at 1040hrs then continued NE. (Thanks D.Smallshire). Short-eared Owl at Goonhilly downs at 1930hrs (Thanks R.Davey)

Hayle*BLACK KITE* flew east over Connor Downs at 1510hrs. Also Red Kite flew east over Connor Downs at 1610hrs and another at 1748hrs. (P.Freestone)

St Just*BLACK KITE* flew over east end of Kelynack Valley this afternoon. Red Kite flew over Airfield at 1005hrs. Red Kite flew east over Chapel Carn Brea at 0950hrs. Red Kite over airport at 1400hrs and Red Kite (3) between St Just and airfield at 1500hrs (Thanks J.Swann, S.Sargeant and D.Jenkins)

Carbis BayBEE-EATER over Knill’s Monument at 1805hrs heading east then at 1812hrs flying around houses at Carminney Lane, viewed from Polwithen Drive. No sign since (A.Hugo and S.Rowe)

Bee-eater, Carbis Bay, 260512, (A.Hugo)

PorthgwarraBEE-EATER around village this morning tho elusive, no sign this afternoon. Red Kite over at 1120 hrs, Quail along road at 1130hrs then in field north of car park. Also Hobby (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewquayRed Kite flew west over Porth Joke at 0720hrs then East at 0910hrs. Also Spotted Flycatcher (2). Red Kite (2) flew west over Gwinear Fishing Ponds at 1120hrs, then another at 1130hrs.(Thanks S.Rowe)

TruroRed Kite flew west over at 1645hrs (cbwps)

SancreedRed Kite over village at 0945 hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

DriftRed Kite (2) over west of Drift reservoir at 1510hrs (cbwps)

TrevilleyRed Kite over Trevillley, south of B3315 at 1015hrs (Thanks J.Swann). Red Kite (5) over freshly cut silage field between Bosistow Farm/Trevilley (cbwps)

Ruan LanihorneRed Kite flew low NW up Fal valley between church and quay at 1100hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

MorvahRed Kite (2) flew east over through Morvah at 1130hrs. (cbwps)

Crows-an-wraRed Kite (3) flew north at 1230hrs (Thanks F.Currie)

St IvesRed Kite over Steeple Woods at 1430hrs (Thanks S.Rowe)

HelstonRed Kite (4) over Helston Boating Lake at 1500hrs (Thanks A.Holmes)

CamborneRed Kite over Camborne at 1655hrs (Thanks T.Twiggs)

WadebridgeRed Kite around Polmorla this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Catchall - Red Kite over the A30 west of the junction with B3283 (cbwps)

SaltashRed Kite flew over Waitrose at 1400hrs (per M.Beer)

Bodmin - Red Kite and Cuckoo at Cabilla and Redrice Woods this morning (Thanks J.Shutt and C.Young)

View Red Kite Influx – 26.05.12 in a larger map

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (6) on rocks next to Jubilee Pool (Thanks P.Jeggo), (10) this afternoon (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion - Whimbrel (4) on Marazion Beach this morning. Also Dunlin (30+), Sanderling (8), Turnstone (4), Ringed Plover (6+) and Curlew (2) (Thanks D.May)