Wednesday 25th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Report of Lammergeier at Helman Tor was erroneous 

DriftDalmatian Pelican still at Drift reservoir from car park tho distant at 0805hrs, flew over near Newbridge in direction away from Drift reservoir at 0830hrs (Thanks A.Payne). Then back at Drift Reservoir viewed from 1st gate Sancreed side of carpark between from 1300-1330hrs at north end of reservoir (Thanks G.Hobin), still present this evening from car park. Black Kite at Drift reservoir this morning then appeared to roost this evening (Thanks D.Stone)

Dalmatian Pelican, Drift, 24th May, D.Flumm

PolgiggaDalmatian Pelican reported over Polgigga at 11:00. Also Red Kite (8)

Hayle – reported Lesser Yellowlegs was a Greenshank

FalmouthBlack Kite over golf club at 0900hrs. Red Kite (6) flew over central Falmouth at 1345hrs (Thanks S. Van Hear). Red Kite flew over at 1300hrs (Thanks A.Williams). Red Kite (3) over southern end of Argal this morning

PenrynBlack Kite over the river at 13:00

Nanjizal – Black Kite at Nanjizal Valley at Faraway Cottage at 09:00. Also Red Kite (12)

St Just – Black Kite flew over St Just at 11:05. Red Kite (120+) in total over St Just in groups as large as 32

Truro – Black Kite flew NE over Royal Cornwall Hospital at 1345hrs. Osprey mobbed by gulls on Truro River viewed SE from Malpas at c12.30 then lost to view behind bend in river, returned c15mins later with fish and flew in Tregothnan Estate direction. Red Kite also over Truro River (Thanks M.Salter). Red Kite over Kea School at 07:20 this morning  (Thanks A.Drouet). Whimbrel (7) on Tresillian River this evening (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Connor Downs – Osprey flew NE over Connor Down at 15:20 (Thanks P.Freestone)

The Lizard – Red Kite (120+) reported mostly to North of Village. Red Kite (11) between Lizard village, Little Trethvas and Cadgwith (Thanks C.Mabon). Red Kite (5) over fields behind Lizard lighthouse at 09:45, drifting north towards the village  (Thanks M & A.Lord). Red Kite (3) south towards Cadgwith at 09:30hrs. Red Kite (2) over Caerthillian Valley at 1030hrs  (Thanks M.Pamphilon). Red Kite (2) quarteing fields between entrance to the village and Mount Hermon at 09:00  (Thanks M & A.Lord and N.George)

Lands End – Red Kite (12) between Land’s End & Crows-an-wra. Red Kite (6) over Trevescan (Thanks Brian Wilson)

PerranuthnoeRed Kite (6) over above fields around Gwallon Lane (cbwps)

PenzanceRed Kite (5+) over

Cape Cornwall Red Kte (4) over Gold Club (cbwps)

NewquayRed Kite (3) over Gannel Estuary (cbwps)

TreenRed Kite (2) over Treen

Carnon Downs Red Kite (2) flew north at 1330hrs (cbwps)

Redruth – Red Kite (2) flew west over Buller Downs at 0915hrs (Thanks M.Curtis)

KuggarRed Kite (2) flew over between Kuggar and Gwendreath between 1200-1300hrs (Thanks C.Lee)

CamborneRed Kite flew north over Cornwall College Pool

St BuryanRed Kite in field at St Buryan. Red Kite flew over at 1400hrs

VictoriaRed Kite over A30 Victoria interchange (Thanks J.Duncan)

RoseudgeonRed Kite flew over this morning

DevoranRed Kite over near Devoran

Carbis BayRed Kite flew east low over Polwithen Drive at 1555hrs

Long RockRed Kite flew over at 1500hrs

CallestickRed Kite over this morning (cbwps)

LelantRed Kite flew over (Thanks P.Freestone)

HayleSpoonbill (imm) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Red Kite flew west over

At Sea – Turtle Dove flying over sea  c40-50 miles south of Plymouth from Roscoff ferry at c1700 (Thanks T.Potterton)

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