Monday 3rd April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017

Please, will all birders, especially photographers and videographers, keep to public roads and footpaths. Trespassing without the farmer’s permission is putting relationships at risk.

Late news, 2/4, St Gothian LNR: 1 Ruff. (P&J Smale)

Ruff, Perry Smale, 2nd April

Late news. 02/04/17. LIzard Point evening seawatch:  21 Turnstone, 12 Guillemot, small  westerly movement of Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua successfully pirating a Herring Gull on the water, 3 Swallow. (D Hall)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Jack Snipe, 10 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10 Tufted Duck (D. Eva )

Cot Valley: 1yr f Woodchat from the bulb field between the Cot valley YHA and Hendra. (L Proctor, P Clarke, D Parker)


Woodchat, Linton Proctor  Woodchat, Dave Parker

Gannel Estuary: 4 Brent Goose, 5 Cattle Egret above Penpol Creek with cattle. (S Rowe, S Grose) Also 1 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 3 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 8 Puffin, 130 Manx Shearwater, 7 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 1 Woodchat still. (I Maclean, D Appleton, J St Ledger) Also 2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine (over). (J St Ledger)

Grade Marsh: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Little Egret (P. Bedford)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m Reed Warbler singing from pool adjacent to Ryan’s Field. 1w Little Gull commuting between Ryan’s field and Lelant Saltings at high tide. 1w Yellow-legged Gull at midday, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. 32 Teal on Copperhouse Creek. (R Veal, M Halliday) 1 Ring-billed Gull also reported.

Spoonbill, Mark Halliday, 2nd April

Cattle Egret, Mark Halliday, 2nd April

Little Gull, Mark Halliday

Spoonbill, Mark Halliday

Drift Reservoir (Members Only): Pink-footed Goose still in with the Canada Geese. Also 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 1 drake Mandarin, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 male Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Buzzard, c150 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Pink-footed Goose, Dave Parker

Clapper Marshes: 1 Water Pipit.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Iceland Gull.

Mousehole: 3 juv Iceland Gull roosted on St Clement’s Isle.