Monday 01 April 2013

Monday 01 April 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Mallard, 6 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 m Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Also Bittern again.
Drift Reservoir (members only): 42 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 10 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen and 4 Chiffchaff. (D Parker)
Penzance: 10 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese still at Tolcarne. (L Proctor) Also a Black Redstart reported.
St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Pintail, 2 Little Ringed Plover and Water Pipit still, plus 2 Shelduck, 3 Skylark and 4+ Rock Pipit. Also 1w Little Gull, c10 Sandwich Terns and c12 Guillemots offshore between Gwithian & Godrevy this morning. (L Proctor, D King & S Williams)

Little Ringed Plover St Gothian Cornwall 1413 S WilliamsLittle Ringed Plover, more photos here. Sam Williams.

Gwithian: Siberian Chiffchaff and Green Sandpiper at the sewerage works. (L Proctor)
Godrevy Head: 1 White Wagtail and 12+ Wheatears. (L Proctor)
Windmill Farm: Water Pipit on Ruan Pool this morning. Also 200 Golden Plover, 10 Song Thrush, 1 Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Skylark and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Wright)
Kenidjack: 2 Common Scoter, 1 Wheatear and 1 Sandwich Tern. (C Moore)
Maer Lake, Bude: 1 Little Stint, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Siskin with finches in willows. Plus several Sand Martin. (C Owen)

Hayle: 3 Little Egret, 6 Sand Martin, 3 Little Grebe, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Long-tailed Tits at the millpond late morning. (D King)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Black Swan from the causeway and 2 Grey Plover at east end of Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. (D King)

Bude Downs: 7 Wheater and 5 Meadow Pipit at Compass Point at 10:00. (R Mudge)

Treraven Meadows: Osprey over at 13:05 and again at 16:45 when it hovered and made several dives in to the river. Also 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, several Sand Martins, 1 Swallow, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard. (D Julian & W Delacour)
Falmouth, Gyllngvase Beach: 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 male Kestrel and 3 Fulmar, plus a slow passage of Gannet with 10+ in an hour. (J St Ledger)
Pendeen Watch: Black-necked Grebe in the bay north of the lighthouse. Also male Brambling by the coastguard cottages near the lighthouse and Wheatear by the road near the lighthouse. (A Hartley)
Wadebridge: 2 redhead Goosander this morning by the rugby pitch, going out with the tide and again at about 17:30. (P Floyd Spong & A Langdon)
St Agnes: Black Kite reported over Wheal Butson at 12:05.
Rame Head: Female Ring Ouzel by the coastguard hut at 09:00.
Stithians Reservoir: 1w drake Long-tailed Duck still from the southern causeway.
Newlyn: Pacific Diver reported from the Mousehole road.
Swanpool: Drake Common Scoter still plus an adult Little Gull.

Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 31313 B Sharples Common Scoter Swanpool Cornwall 310313 B Sharples

Common Scoter yesterday, Bob Sharples. More photos of it giving the locals grief here.

Siblyback Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still.
Gwithian Towans: Black Kite over at 15:40.
Helston: Whooper Swan still on the boating lake.
Kenidjack: 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.