Sunday 4th May 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardGREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO still along National Trust road to Kynance Cove at 0830hrs tho elusive, then opposite Carn Goon House at 1500hrs, seen in flight at 2000hrs. Please keep to footpaths. Also Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler. Red Kite drifted north over Polwin Manor Farm (Thanks S.Perfect, D.Chaney, S.Rowe et al)

Lands End – BLACK KITE flew over Trevilley

Marazion - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Garganey (fem) still. Sedge Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler (2) at Long Rock pool (Thanks S.Grose)

St JustHOOPOE near Kenidjack Valley on rocky outcrop near 2nd battery at Kenidjack Head

DownderryVelvet Scoter flew past Downderry with Common Scoter (c40) before 0800hrs. Also Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver (5) and Whimbrel (4) (Thanks A.Payne)

NewquayRed Kite flew over Trenance gardens towards Gannel estuary this morning (Thanks S.Grose)

CamborneRed Kite flew over A30 between West Camborne and Pool junction at midday being mobbed by Crows (Thanks A.Robinson)

IlloganRed Kite flew over at 0930hrs (cbwps)

GodolphinRed Kite flew over Godolphin Hill towards Newtown this evening

BudeRed Kite over Bude Marshes at 0745hrs and again at 1200hrs (cbwps)

Penzance - Purple Sandpiper (11) at Battery Rocks (cbwps)

Sennen - Whimbrel (20) on the Green (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sancreed - Whinchat (male) and Swift (7) at Carn Euny (Thanks S.Grose)

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