Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wednesday 31st May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Port IsaacRose-coloured Starling (1s) 1ml SSW of Port Isaac at Trelights on feeder in private garden

Land’s End Quail on track by Swingates House at 1640hrs

Mylor BridgeRed Kite (2) over Rosehill

Marazion Hobby again over RSPB Marazion Marsh late afternoon.


Tuesday 30th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HayleTemminck’s Stint still this afternoon on Ryans Field. View from causeway, bird showing very well. (Thanks M.Bishop and S.Rogers)

GwithianBarnacle Goose (of unkown origin) at St Gothian Sands NR again today

RED KITES reported today from Menheniot (1), Bartinney Downs (1) and Newquay (2)

Monday 29th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

*LATE NEWS YESTERDAY* – St Just – unconfirmed report of Snowy Owl in field just up from Bosavern Farm (28th May)

The Lizard Red-footed Falcon at Windmill Farm CWT reserve at 1500hrs then flew east and no further sighting by 1630hrs. Reported again at 2100hrs along Kynance Road flew north towards Grochall. Also Red Kite (3) over Goonhilly Downs (Thanks N.Crouch).

HayleTemminck’s Stint still at 0825hrs on Copperhouse Creek behind Police Station. Bird back on Ryan’s Field this afternoon, still present at 1500hrs. Also Little Gull (1s) still. (Thanks V.Stratton and B.Dallas)

Temminck’s Stint at Hayle (V.Stratton)

StithiansGreat White Egret again this morning still at Stithians reservoir at Southern cutoff. Reported at Golden Lion cut-off this afternoon.

Marazion Hobby hunting at Marazion Marsh RSPB today

RED KITES today at Crowlas (2), Stithians Reservoir, Newquay, Tregonetha Downs, Godolphin HIll (4) and Hayle.

Sunday 28th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St JustSnowy Owl reported in field just up from Bosavern Farm (Thanks D.Sloman)

Hayle Temmink’s Stint on Ryan’s Field this evening

StithiansGreat White Egret at Stithians Reservoir at south causeway showing well this morning and still present at 1620hrs. Red Kite flew over at 1235hrs (Thanks W.Chegwidden, S.Jones, Dom & A.Towle)

TruroBlack Kite briefly over Malpas at 1145hrs then flew east along Tresillian river

The Lizard Red Kite (16) circling over Predennack this morning. (Thanks S.Richards)

GrumblaRed Kite (3) flew over Leswidden-Derval Farm area this morning (Thanks D.Flumm)

Falmouth Red Kite singles flew east over Police Station at 0855hrs and 0930hrs. (Thanks P.Freestone)

St ErthRed Kite flew over this afternoon (Thanks K.Hugo)

Ruan LanihorneRed Kite flew over Sett Bridge this morning. Also Kingfisher (Thanks R.Andrew)

Mount HawkeRed Kite low over field at Mount Hawke this afternoon. (Thanks M.Brown)

Saturday 27th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Fewer sightings of Red Kites. Most appear to have dispersed with a few individuals lingering. Thank you to the following who have submitted sightings today: S.Bearhop, P.Shepard, A.McGowan, P.Freestone, M.Burnley, D.Flumm, J.Williams, D.Julian, S.Gay, S.Enright.

WadebridgeCattle Egret at Clapper Marshes at 110hrs

HelstonGreat White Egret at Loe Pool this evening. Park at Degibna Chapel car park and walk west down the hill and turn right at the shoreline to view through the trees and reeds

Hayle Turtle Dove behind Old Quay House by Hayle estuary this morning (Thanks S.Enright)

KenidjackHobby hunting in valley bottom (Thanks D.Flumm)

Friday 26th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

All RED KITE sighting have now been transferred to the map. Please ‘click’ on the kite icons for more information. Thanks to the following for submitting their sightings (with apologies for any omissions!) A.Bond, C&J Keast, R.Hosken, J&P Rutter, G.Hobin, D.Flumm, R.Kirkwood, V.Walker; N.Phillips, C.Reed, A,Nicholson, S.Foster, P.Geddes, J.Holmes, J.Chapple, H.West, I.Maclean, G.Wills, J.Morgan, J.Summers, R.Bowers, L.Dudley, M.Tremewan, F.Trewin, B.Tregunna, J.Chapman, G.Eston, W.Brown, Dean, K.Hugo, C.William, T,Chatfield, B.Makin, S.Gay, D.Hall, M.Hodges, N.Miles, CBWPS, E.Owen et al.

Nanjizal Melodious Warbler trapped and ringed this morning at Nanjizal valley (please keep to public rights of way) (Thanks K.Wilson)

Sennen Quail calling north of Sennen School this morning (Thanks K.Wilson)

CamelfordBlack Kite flew over at 1810hrs. Also Red Kite (4) (Thanks A.Bond)


Thursday 25th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SancreedRed Kite (50) flew west between 1300-1630hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

Connor DownsRed Kite (34) flew over Treeve Lane 1245 – 1445. Also Hobby. Further 3 Red Kite over Connor Downs School, 2 over main village and 4 in Roseworthy dip. (Thanks P.Freestone)

CamborneRed Kite (25) flew SW over Kehelland between 1400-1645hrs (Thanks A.Flumm)

Hayle – Red Kite (23) flew over Ventonleague (Thanks J&P Rutter). Red Kite (3+) flew over A30 between Hayle and Roseworthy Dip this afternoon (Thanks J.Fogey and A.Jones)

PenzanceRed Kite (9+) flew over (Thanks D.Flumm & P.St Pierre)

St AgnesRed Kite (4) flew over this afternoon (Thanks D.Hugo)

GodolphinRed Kite (3) flew over this afternoon (Thanks J.Rogers)

EgloshayleRed Kite flew over this morning (Thanks P.Trevena)

Goss MoorRed Kite flew over at 1045hrs (Thanks D.Dennis)

MabeRed Kite flew east over Mabe at 1450hrs (Thanks G.Wills)

BodminRed Kite flew low SE over Carminowe Cross (Thanks P.Miles)

GwithianRed Kite flew SE over Gwithian Lane at 1015hrs (Thanks P.Freestone)

PolgiggaIceland Gull at Higher Bosistow this afternoon

Nanjizal – Iceland Gull flew over valley

Penzance Purple Sandpiper (5) and Turnstone (21) at Jubilee Pool this evening (Thanks S.Enright)