An extremely quiet month even by June’s standards with very few reports of rare or scarce birds recieved. The Hooded Crow remained around the Land End peninsular and was at Polgigga on the 2nd.Â A first-summer male Red-footed Flacon came in off the sea at WiccaÂ , St Ives on the 3rd and an Osprey flew over nearby Buttermilk Hill. Quails were at Coverack and Nanjizal on the 4th and a bird reported as ‘closely resembling the Brown Shrike’ was at the rear of the Lands end Hotel on the 5th. A Quail was at Bass Point on the 8th and a Bee-eater was on wires at Trewellard, St Just on the 9th. The following day a Black Kite flew over Sandy Lane, Redruth. A Golden Oriole was at Windmill farn on the 13th and a Red Kite flew over Wadebridge oin the 16th. The next day a Honey Buzzard flew north over chapel Carn Brea and a Red Kite flew over the A394 at Marazion. Elsewhere, a Quail was singing at Lower plmorla, Bodmin. Another Red Kite was at Temple, Bodmin Moor on the 18th and a Bittern was at Clapper marshes on the 21st. An adult Rose-coloured Starling was in the PorthgwarraÂ area on 24th-28th and a White Stork fed in a freshly cut hay field off the A30 at Bodmin Moor on the 24th. An Osprey flew over Rough Tor, Bodmin on the 26th and a Wood Sandpiper remained faithful to Walmsley from 25th to the months end.
P.Freestone (c) Cornwall Birding 2010