Monday 9th April 2018

Monday 9th April 2018

Late news, 7/4, Pentireglaze: Merlin at Pentireglaze Farm. (A Gordon)

Late news, 7/4, Newquay: 5 Puffin offshore from the Atlantic Voyager. (B Lowe)

Late news, 8/4, Newquay: Two Kittiwake in Newquay bay near the Gazzel sitting on the sea with 1 Razorbill. From Atlantic Explorer seen whilst angling. None on the Kittiwake colonies occupied at present. (B Lowe)

Late news, 8/4, Windmill Farm: 2 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Willow Warbler calling from scrub. (R Hollis)

Sennen: Adult Kumlien’s Gull and juv Iceland Gull in field behind Eschalls Chapel, also 3 House Martins and 1 White Wagtail. (M Ahmad)

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Kumlien’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still in the harbour.

Mevagissey: 1st winter Iceland Gull, 18 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe)

Iceland Gull – Steve Rowe

Dodman Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove. (S Rowe)

Mousehole: Juv Glaucous Gull again on St Clement’s Isle. (M Ahmad)

Argal Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, Mallard with 13 recently hatched ducklings (D Eva)

College Reservoir: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, Coot and Mute Swan both on nests (D Eva)

Rame area: Black Redstart, c10 Chiffchaff, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Wheatear, 5 Blackcap, Great Northern Diver, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Common Dolphin. (P Aley)

Porthgwarra: c15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Mute Swan, 30 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap. (DK Parker)

Mount’s Bay: 3 Great Northern Diver & 11 Common Scoter. (PA Fraser)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 8 Mediterranean Gull (1 2s, 7 1s), c8 Black-tailed Godwit. (PA Fraser)

Trewavas: 1 Great Northern Diver. (C Richards)

Truro: Female Blackcap in front garden. (M Costa)

Levant: 1m Wheatear. (P Bray)

Crackington Haven: m & f  Blackcap no rings in private garden. (J & B  Teague)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise 9/4/18 (postponed from 6/4) – Penzance to Wolf Rock: 18 Gannet, 4 Shag, 175 Manx Sheawater, 34 Guillemot, 19 Razorbill, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock to Penzance: 36 Gannet, 2 Shag, 150 Manx Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Fulmar, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Turnstone, 40+ Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Marys: 23 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 4 Razorbill, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Harbour Porpoise. St Marys to Wolf Rock: 44 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake, 7 Manx Shearwater, 2 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot, 26 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Common Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)