Saturday 15th April 2017

Saturday 15th April 2017

Late news, 14/4, Goss Moor: 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 14/4, Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing. (B Bosisto)

Porthbean Beach: 7 Whimbrel, 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Shelduck, 3 Sandwich Terns, I Sparrowhawk chasing blackbird. (J Driver.)

Great Northern Diver, James Driver

Sandwich Tern, James Driver

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, 1 Mediterranean Gull (north), 9 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 5 Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap. (D. Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only):   Imm Iceland Gull, 2 Snipe, 3 Gadwall, 6 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 8 Sand Martin, 5 Blackcap. (D. Flumm)

Iceland Gull, Dave Flumm

Bude – Upton – Widemouth area and Bude Marshes: At least 120 Swallow passing north in one hour plus c30 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 f Meadow Pipit feeding a well-grown juvenile, 5 Cattle Egret on the Marshes. (H Kendall)

Porth Reservoir: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 1 Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 6 Mallard plus 3 broods of ducklings (12, 7 & 6), 12 Teal, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit (for 2nd day), 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warbler. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler (1 with nesting material), steady trickle of Swallow moving north (c50ph), 1 Sand Martin and 1 probable hybrid Hooded Crow. (DK Parker)

St Clements: 12 Cattle Egret (at Menadews Farm around cows.) (J St Ledger)

Tresillian River: 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 11 Shelduck, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Porthgwarra: 1 Whitethroat singing above 60ft cover. (R Veal)

Goss Moor: 2 Little Bunting. Take the road through Tregoss and head towards Enniscaven, turn right down the lane for Toad’s Hole. Once past number 3 Toad’s Hole with the green shed walk right along the track. The birds frequent the area around the 2 large pylons before the Marsh Fritillary information board. Limited parking along Toad’s Hole lane. (S Rowe)

Rame area: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow. (D Allan)

Bosullow: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Iceland Gull. Copperhouse Creek: 1  juv Glaucous Gull. Ryan’s Field: imm Spoonbill.

Rosewall/ buttermilk Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Pintail still present. (R Farnes)

Maer Lake: Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Sandpiper. (S Border)

Maen Porth Holiday Park / Pendra Loweth: singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap and calling Tawny Owl. (M Doveston)