Friday 06 April 2012

Friday 06 April 2012

Late News 05/04 Penhalvean: Drake Ring-necked Duck on the private pond, north of the reservoir at Penhalvean. (J Turner)
Late News 05/04 Stithians Reservoir:2 Wigeon, 4 Great Crested Grebe + a few Teal. at the southern end off the Carnmenellis causeway. (J Turner)
Late News 05/04 Devoran Creek: 12 Mute Swan, 16 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 3 Mallard, 16 Curlew, 40+ Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (1 sum plum), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover and 60+ BH Gull at high tide in the afternoon. (D Chaney)
Late News 05/04 Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Little Egret and 5 Mute Swan. (D Chaney)
Late News 05/04 Marazion Marsh RSPB: Osprey reported on a post at 09:45. I just hope it wasn’t the extremely pale Buzzard that is in the area?
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 6 Mallard, 4 Teal, 16 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, c100 Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow, 3+ House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. Also c60 Pied wagtail, 12+ White Wagtail, 11 Turnstone and 1 Ringed Plover on the beach and 4 Shoveler (3m) offshore. (D Parker, C Barnard, J Chapple & W Renshaw)

Wheatear, W Renshaw.

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 3 m and 1 f Ring Ouzels on the slopes between Rosewall Hill and what is known locally by some as Buttermilk Hill to the west. Park at approx SW486394 and walk south east to search. Also 3 Swallows and a male Redstart. (L Proctor, J Chapple J Rowe & V Stratton)


Video by John Chapple, excellent photos on John Rowe’s blog here.

St Agnes Head: Osprey over at 07:30. (C Whitworth)
Wadebridge: 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (D Julian)
Camel Estuary: Iceland Gull off Rock plus 60 Razorbill, 10 Guillemot and 6 Sandwich Tern at the mouth of the estuary. (D Julian)
Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):: 1 Peregrine Falcon with Mallard duckling (photo) 2 Ruff, 47 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, 1 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 3 Wigeon, 5 Pintail, 16 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Swallow and 8 Sand Martin. (C Selway) Also Cattle Egret reported, but flew off at mid day.

Gulval: 2 Red-legged Partridges just north of the village this morning. (R Menari)Boscastle: 1 ad Iceland Gull this afternoon quite close inshore off Trevalga Cliffs. Also small numbers of Guillemots and Razorbills. (H Kendall)
Newmills, Launceston: 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Swallow, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (L Sampson)

Pendennis Point: 2 Wheatear, m and f, on the rocks at the point. (D Chaney)
Swanpool: 6 Willow Warbler singing from the sallows on the west side, with 4 Chiffchaff, also singing and 1 male Blackcap seen. Also 4 Fulmar on the cliffs. (D Chaney)
Millbrook Lake: Egyptian Goose still by doctor’s surgery. Also 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Little Egret. (T Twiggs)

Windmill Farm:7 Willow Warblers, 3 Swallows and an imm male Marsh Harrier today. (D Wright)
Cot Valley: Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Peregrine, Buzzard, Kestrel. (G Adams)
Treraven Farm: 3 Swallows and 2 House Martins. (C Selway)
Predannack Wollas to Kynance Cove, The Lizard: 42 Wheatear, 15+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff and 2 m Blackcap. (C Barnard)
St Ives: An adult male Montagu’s Harrier hunting the fields over Trevalgan Farm, Trowan Farm, and Hellesveor Farm eventually flying due East over St Ives towards the Bay. (V Stratton)
Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Snipe, 3 Greenshank, 3 Mallard, 6 Mute Swan and 1 Cormorant this evening. (D Chaney)
Lizard: 1 Black Redstart in the village, 5 male Redstart and 30+ Wheatear on Lizard Downs, 1 male Redstart at Lizard Point also good numbers of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. (T Blunden & M Grantham)
The Mouls: 3 Puffin seen from a boat plus House Martin and 2 Swallows. (D Julian)
Port Isaac to Tintagel: 200+ Manx Shearwater sitting on the water and feeding, plus up to 35 Common Dolphin. (D Julian)
Beeny Cliffs: 2w Iceland Gull was found following a fishing boat at Beeny Cliffs, north of Boscastle. (D Julian)

Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter still off Jubilee Pool by the Gear pole.