Monday 8th June 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

BLACK STORK – The bird reported yesterday from Marazion and later at Constantine was seen initially over Penzance at 1205hrs today with ten RED KITES, it was subsequently reported flying NE over Nanjizal/Polgigga early afternoon. (D.Flumm et al)  (Black Stork reported over Isles of Scilly mid afternoon.)

SQUACCO HERON – Reported from Marazion Marsh RSPB reserve this morning at east end. Bird is best looked for at east end of reserve but can be elusive.

RED KITES – Over 180 Birds reported from Nanjizal area (including 80 birds at one time). A single was over Chyandour Penzance at 0950 and ten were over Penzance at Midday. Over 70 birds were reported from Marazion up to 1330hrs (D.Parker, P.Freestone, D.Flumm et al). Over 30 Birds were over Madron at 1545hrs (D.Oldcorn) Two flew over Gulval at 1034hrs, Two were over Crowntown at 1720hrs (J.Morgan). Singles were reported from Connor Downs (P.Freestone), Penzance, Sancreed and Drift (D.Flumm), near Lizard village (C.Turner), Falmouth (A.Williams)

BEE-EATERS – Two were opposite Lands Airport this morning, by house with solar panels (Thanks P.Beech via FB) and one flew up Seaton Valley, east of Looe at 1140hrs. Another was at Brane at 1435hrs when it flew towards Land’s End airfield.

Hooded Crow – One on Lands End airfield this morning.

Ring-billed Gull – 1st summer birds still present in main channel from causeway bridge this morning.

Eider – male off Chyandour (D.Flumm)

2 thoughts on “Monday 8th June 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. David Oldcorn

    I have just seen approximately thirty red kites over Madron, heading eastwards and causing quite a bit of noise amongst the gulls on the surrounding fields. I’ve seen the odd one over Trengwainton before, but never so many at once. I hadn’t appreciated just how many there were locally.
    Quite a pleasant surprise.

  2. Michael Simpson

    There were more than 30 Red kites over Sennen at about 10.00 am this morning, they went over Trevescan and out towards Najizal. Magnificent sight.

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