Monday 07 May 2012

Monday 07 May 2012

Late News 03/5 Lethytep, Lanreath: 15 Whimbrel. (P Hambly)
Late News 05/5 Lethytep, Lanreath: 20 Whimbrel. (P Hambly)
Late News 06/5 Lethytep, Lanreath: 60 Whimbrel. (P Hambly)
Late News 06/5 Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover in the morning. Also 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 9 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper and 20 Wheatear. (B Craven)
Late News 06/5 Davidstow: At least 75 Wheatear on the airfield early morning. (B Craven)
Late News 06/5 Davidstow: 49 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Colliford lake in the morning. (P McKeogh)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese (plus 4 goslings), 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 2 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 11 Whimbrel, 2 Swift, c30 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, Chiffchaffs, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Marazion: 15 Whimbrel and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker)
Cot Valley: Golden Oriole by entrance to Bosavern Mill at 11:20. (N Wheatley) Also Spotted Flycatcher. (L Proctor)
Caerthillian: Bee-eater heard briefly at 11:00 and 12:00 also a Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat and 2 Wheatear plus 60 Whimbrel over. (T Blunden, D Wright & D Eva)

Windmill Farm:Wheatear and House Martin this morning. (D Wright)
Church Cove: 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Garden Warbler. (D Eva)

Maer Lake, Bude: 1 Green-winged Teal, Mallards, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 1 Whitethroat, Swallows and Sand Martins. (H Kendall) Duckpool, near Bude: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 4+ Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 3 Buzzard. (H Kendall)

Buttermilk Hill: A superb male Golden Oriole sat on top of the gorse on the hill and eventually flew down to Holman’s Moors where it was observed by a visiting birder and settled into the willows. Also 18 Wheatear, 4 Cuckoo consisting of 2 breeding pairs, Sparrowhawk carrying prey and 4 Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)
Holman’s Moors: 8+ Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler carrying nesting material, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap and 9 Wheatear. (V Stratton)
Amalveor Moors: 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)
Trevail Valley: 72 Whimbrel in a single flock feeding in the fields, 17 Blackcap, 12+ Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1, Garden Warbler, 60+ Swallow and 14 House Martin. (V Stratton)
Lethytep, Lanreath: c20 Whimbrel briefly, also a male Teal still, which has been present for several weeks. (P Hambly)

Nanquidno: 24 Whimbrel on Land’s End Aerodrome at 11:13.