Saturday 17th May 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SaltashORTOLAN BUNTING (male) at Churchtown Farm NR near gate at edge of bare field by Sand Acre Bay between 06:50-11:15hrs, showing on and off

St Ives - BLACK KITE flew east over Clodgey at 0930hrs being mobbed by crows (Thanks A.Young)

St JustBLACK KITE at Chapel Carn Brea in field early afternoon. Also Red Kite (3)

PorthgwarraRED-RUMPED SWALLOW north of car park over pool on moor at 1010hrs then flew north

WadebridgeCOMMON CRANE at Walmsley Sanctuary, showing well tho distant until 1500hrs then flew off. Also Wood Sandpiper (3). No sign of Terek Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary by 1100hrs. (Thanks D.Julian & B.Dallas). Parking recommended donation £2, in field (with banner on gate) by bridge. Park to right on higher ground. Please close gates as there are sheep in the fields.

ZennorRed Kite (3), Cuckoo (5) and Wheatear at Eagles Nest this morning (Thanks J.Rutter)

Winnards Perch - Red Kite (3) over Winnards Perch roundabout. Red Kite over Tregonetha (Thanks S.Grose)

Falmouth - Red Kite flew north over Falmouth early afternoon. Red Kite flew over Penryn at 1400hrs (Thanks S.Perfect and J.Holmes)

Connor Downs - Red Kite flew east over at c0945hrs (P.Freestone)

PadstowRed Kite at Hawkers Cove (Thanks S.Grose)

Goss MoorRed Kite over Goss moor (Thanks S.Grose)

VentonleagueRed Kite flew east over at 1300hrs (Thanks J.Rutter)

Sancreed - Red Kite, 1 at Bartinney at 11:35hrs and 1 at Botrea Farm at 11:50hrs. Cuckoo and Garden Warbler at Sancreed Beacon (Thanks D.Flumm)

MarazionGN Diver offshore at 100hrs. Photo here (Thanks C.Dale)

RameTurtle Dove at Penmillard Farm (Thanks D.Courtnell)

TorpointBottlenose Dolphin (27+) off Polhawn Cove this morning. Also Gannet (c200) (Thanks D.Courtnell)

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