Saturday 17th April 2021

Saturday 17th April 2021

Late news, 16/4, Land’s End: 3 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler & 2 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey)

Late photos, 16/4, Polgigga: male Blue-headed Wagtail (subspecies flava), Lapland Bunting. (R Veal)

Blue-headed Wagtail, Reuben Veal

Lapland Bunting, Reuben Veal

Newlyn: 1w American Herring Gull still. (L Proctor)

Trevilley: Little Bunting still. (I Hayes) Also 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Siskin. (P St Pierre)

Windmill Farm: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jack Snipe. (D Wright)

Merthen Woods & Creek: 1 Osprey; 2 Marsh Tit on feeder. (K Pinch)

Mawgan Porth: Little Ringed Plover this afternoon. (P Roseveare)

Pendeen: Cattle Egret flew over eastward early evening (A Bayly)

Tregeseal: 3 Whimbrel flying east (A Bayly)

Devoran Quay: 13 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Common Gull, 24 Black-headed Gull, 6 Shelduck & 2 Cormorant (P Kemp)

Gwithian: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, Mallard with 4 ducklings; 1 pair Mute Swan and 6 pairs of Canada Geese nesting. (D Eva)

Navas Point: 1 Whitethroat. (D Eva)

Rumps Point: 9 Puffin (at Mouls island), 200+ Manx Shearwater, 2 Purple Sandpiper (on Newlands island off Pentire Head) all from kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

Manx Shearwater, Rupert Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper, Rupert Kirkwood

Towan Head: 24 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher at Little Fistral rocks at 8:30. (M Lammas, D Grose)

West Pentire, Newquay: 1 Great Skua, 15 Manx Shearwater late am. (S Rowe)

Padstow: 7 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck (C Taylor)

Devoran: 10 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (J Lewis)

Zennor Quoit: 1 Whitethroat, 15 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Pheasant including an albino with red wattle. 3 Roe Deer including buck feeding amongst bracken on slopes. (J Hawkey)

Stenalees: 1 Mistle Thrush mobbing a Sparrowhawk. (R Hollis)

Sancreed: 3 Siskin (male, 2 female) in our garden. (D Flumm)

Siskin, Dave Flumm

Treeve Moor: 3 Ring Ouzel (2 male, female in horse field), Wheatear, 3 Blackcap. (D Flumm, M Jones)

Ring Ouzel, Dave Flumm

Land’s End: Wheatear, 2 Blackcap. (D Flumm)

Sennen: 14 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 16 Collared Dove. (D Flumm)

Newlyn Harbour: 3 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron over. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: 1 pr nesting Great Crested Grebe, 42 Canada Geese (inc 1 pr nesting & 1 Lesser-type), 4 Buzzard, 401 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 pr Blackcap, 2 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Common Sandpiper. 1 Weasel, 1 large Bat sp on the wing, drinking water at midday. (S Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Grey Plover, 7 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Gwithian Church: 44 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Gwithian Green LNR: 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Hooded Crow with Corvid flock in ploughed field behind reserve. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1m Pochard, 29 Linnet, 50+Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler. (S Grose)

Connor Downs: 2 Skylark. (S Grose)

Roseworthy: 41 Rook nests. (S Grose)

Wheal Martyn: 4 Jay, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Robin, 11 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Bowers)

Nuthatch, Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

St Agnes Head: Minke Whale still close in this morning. (S Finch)

Minke Whale, Sam Finch

Minke Whale, Sam Finch