Sunday 15th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Drift Dalmatian Pelican on Drift Reservoir at 0600hrs, until 0835hrs when flew south from reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm et al.) then nearby, flying over St.Buryan viewed from A30 Lay-by west of Drift at 13:30, still present this evening on and off at reservoir then landed at 21:17

Dalmatian Pelican, Drift, D.Flumm

LamornaDalmatian Pelican just west of Lamorna Cove drifted east over Merry Maidens Stone Circle

PolgiggaDalmatian Pelican flew east over Polgigga early afternoon

Land’s EndSerin (male) showing well in horse paddock at entrance to complex this morning, still present this afternoon. Also Cuckoo.Serin, (2) Lands End 15052016

The LizardHoopoe west of Henry’s Campsite in field with horses and viewable from pumping station this afternoon

GodolphinHoopoe still in fields north of village

St Levan – Turtle Dove in nearest ploughed field west of St Levan church at 0930hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Copperhouse Creek at 1050hrs

Penzance Great Northern Diver in flight off train station (Thanks S.Grose)

SennenWhooper Swan (ad) still in field by Skewjack farm

Connor Downs Red Kite (6) flew SE over Connor Down at 17:05 (Thanks P.Freestone)

Carbis Bay – Red Kite flew SW over Polwithen Drive at 1500hrs

PenrynRed Kite flew north over (Thanks J.Holmes)

CrowlasRed Kite flew high over garden to north at 1700hrs (Thanks R.Veal)

RameRed Kite flew over Nancrossa (cbwps)

HeamoorRed Kite flew west at 1600hrs(cbwps)

GwithianShort-eared Owl

Bodmin MoorCrossbill (2) at Siblyback reservoir in trees at north end

Truro – Whimbrel (2) and Dunlin (20, all summer plumage) on Tresillian River (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Mounts BayBowhead Whale in bay this afternoon then swam south out to sea. 2nd UK record

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