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Thursday 1st June 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Nanjizal – Red-footed Falcons (2. both 1s male) flew NE over Nanjizal Valley late afternoon (Thanks K.Wilson)

Helston – Great White Egret reported at Loe Pool at 8pm.

TruroDipper with fledglings at The Leats, Truro today (Thanks S.Rogers)

Monthly Round-up – May 2017

An outstanding Red Kite influx and obliging Bee-eaters, Red-rumps Purple Herons and Temmincks Stint allow for a great end to the Spring in Cornwall, Paul Freestone reports.

The month began quietly with just the Hayle Spoonbill and Pomarine Skuas reported at Rame on the 1st. Things got slightly better on the 2nd with a Richard’s Pipit and a Serin on The Lizard and a Purple Heron at Marazion Marsh. The drake Lesser Scaup was still at Siblyback Lake. The following day, The Lizard added two Hoopoes and Nightingale at Caethillian to the monthly list and a good count of forty-four Wheatears came from Porthgwarra on the 4th. An Iceland Gull was over fields at Crows-an-wra, also on that date. The 5th saw more vagrants arriving with a Black Kite at Polgigga and Alpine Swift and Red-throated Pipit at Pendeen. Unfortunately none of them hung around for the masses! Garganeys were seen at Walmsley and Par (2) on the 6th and a Little Stint was on the high tide at Hayle. On the 7th an Osprey flew over Porth Reservoir early morning and may have been the same bird located at Walmsley the same afternoon. The area also held Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper and Cuckoos were reported from Sancreed (3), Tregonetha (2) and Bartinney Downs. Continue reading