Easter Sunday 31 March 2013

Easter Sunday 31 March 2013

Late News 28/03 St Ives: 3 Ring Ouzel  (2 m & 1 f), 160 Golden Plover several Northern Race, 8 Wheatear, 2 Stock Dove a Jay at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)
Ring Ouzel Buttermilk Hill Cornwall 28313 V Stratton
Late News 29/03 St Ives: 1 male Ring Ouzel. (V Stratton)
Late News 29/03 Par: 1 Firecrest in the bushes along the back  of the Pool also a noticeable ‘fall’ of Chiffchaffs- c20 birds around the campsite. On the pool itself there were a m +f little grebe, 1 m Pochard, 4 Shoveler 1 m Teal, 1 GBB Gull, 1 m White Wagtail amongst the Pied wagtails plus c30 sand martin and at least 4 Swallow. (St Austell Baywatch)
Late News 29/03 Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool. m Long-tailed Duck off the railway station plus Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover. 4 Purple Sandpipers on Tolcarne Beach and 14 Wheatear between Penzance and Marazion. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Late News 30/03 College Reservoir: Bittern showing well. (Birdforum)
Late News 30/03 Sennen: Water Rail; Wheatear; Chiffchaff at Trinity Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Late News 30/03 Nanjulian: Blackcap; White Wagtail. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Late News 30/03 Penzance: 2 f Black Redstart adjacent railway station and 4 Common Scoter offshore, also Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Late News 30/03 Marazion: 2 Common Scoter offshore. 12 Ringed Plover; 5 Wheatear on the beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard, 4Teal, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 m Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Also 1 Bittern and 15 Sand Martins. (D Eva)
Marazion: 2 Wheatears on the beach and 3 Sandwich Terns offshore. (B Mellow & D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Pink-footed Goose with 2 Greylags early morning only and 1 Knot. (B Mellow) Also pink plumaged Black-headed Gull, 2 Wheatear, 1 Water Pipit and 2 Sand Martin on Ryan’s Field plus 1 Black Swan on the main estuary. (B Toms) Yellow-legged Gull also reported.

St Ives: 5 Wheatears at Buttermilk Hill. (B Mellow)
Penzance: 10 Brent Geese (mix of pale and dark-bellied) between Tolcarne and Wherrytown, also ad Med Gull. (L Proctor) 2 f Black Redstart on the sea defences east of the train station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Truro: 1 Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)
St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 6 Wheatear and 1 drake Pintail plus 1 Perigrine over. (B Toms) Also Water Pipit still and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs reported again at the sewerage works.
Lanreath: 5 m Wheatear at Lethytep cSX 175588. (P Hambly)
Wadebridge: 1 Merlin over. (D Julian) Also 6+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Redshank and 2 Lapwing at Guineaport this afternoon. (W Delacour)
Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill (ad & juv) in the morning plus 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Little Egret, 12 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 21 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 8 Gadwall, 1 Sparrow Hawk, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Sand Martin. (C Selway)
Swanpool: Common Scoter still present. (S Williams)

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Common Scoter giving grief to the locals, more here, M Ahmad.

Helston: Whooper Swan still at the boating lake. (S Williams)

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Whooper Swan showing damage to the web on it’s right foot, Sam Williams.

Par Beach: 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 adult summer Med Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (S Cole & D Cole)
Drift: Black Redstart at Tresvennack Farm. (B Field)
Kenidjack: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff again at the sewerage works.
Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still from the southern causeway.
Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe and Lesser Scaup still.
Treraven Meadows: Water Pipit again.
Sennen: Siberian Chiffchaff still at Brew sewerage works.