Saturday 23rd April 2016

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Late news, 22/4, Boscathnoe Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin. (P St Pierre)

Nanjizal/Polgigga: 1 Bonelli’s Warbler sp ringed, biometrics would indicate Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler. The bird was released into the pines on Bosistow Lane, but not seen after 9.20am. Please note, do not drive down Bosistow Lane, it is a private road, although a public footpath.

Marazion beach: 2 (m+f) Kentish Plover associating with small mixed wader flock of 4 Ringed Plover, 16 sum plum Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone. 2 (m+f) Common Scoter offshore and 20+ Whimbrel flew past. (R Veal, M Halliday, R Wilkins et al)

video, John Chapple

 RFarnes_Kentish_230416Kentish Plovers, Rod Farnes
RFarnes_f_Kentish_230416female Kentish Plover, Rod Farnes RFarnes_m_Kentish_230416male Kentish Plover, Rod Farnes

Kentish Plover, female, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.
Kentish Plover, female, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Kentish Plover, male, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.
Kentish Plover, male, Marazion Beach, Cornwall, England, UK.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 m Garganey, also 4 Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff, 2+ (heard only) Reed Warbler, 5+ Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1m Teal, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 2 Linnet, 1 Wheatear, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 (m+f) Stonechat, 15 Grey Heron (5+ nests), 1 Swift, c300 Sand Martin, c10 House Martin, c100 Swallow. (R Veal, R Farnes, et al) Also 6 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler and 1 Otter (Paul St Pierre) Plus 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Croft) And 1 m Marsh Harrier. (K Jones)


Marsh Harrier video, John Chapple

RFarnes_Garganey_230416Garganey, Rod Farnes AMcKechnie_Garganey_230416Garganey, Alex McKechnie

Mullion Cove:
1 Cuckoo. (J Allely)

Par Beach: 1 Swift. (R Davey) St Andrew’s Pool: 1 Reed Warbler singing. (R Davey)

Sancreed: 15 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Roe Deer ( D. Eva )

Devoran: 2 Grey Plover (1 in summer plumage) 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel and 1 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_GreyPlover_230416Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Crowan Beacon: 1 Whinchat, 9 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

JStLedger_Whinchat_230416Whinchat, John St Ledger JStLedger_Wheatear_230416Wheatear, John St Ledger

Polbathic Creek: 2 Whimbrel with 1 Greenshank (still). (A Blonden)

Long Rock: 1 Little Tern, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Wheatear (Paul St Pierre)

Land’s End: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 16 Whitethroat, 12 Willow Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 22 Wheatear and 4 Sedge Warbler (Paul St Pierre)

Trevilley/Nanjizal: 14 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff (Paul St Pierre)

Lower & Higher Bosistow: 1 male Ring Ouzel, c 25 White Wagtail, 6 Pied wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c30 Willow Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat, c10 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 3 Whimbrel. (DK Parker)

Ring Ouzel Higher Bosistow Cornwall 230416 DK Parker Ring Ouzel Higher Bosistow Cornwall 23416 DK Parker

Bass Point: 1 Marsh Harrier in off the sea. (J Foster)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull at the north end.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Trenow Cove. (R Menari)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 3 Wheatear on Ryan’s Field; 1 Spoonbill on the Estuary; and 2 Siskin at Lelant Station.

The Lizard: 1 Pied Flycatcher in garden west of Wavecrest cafe and 2 Redstart in YHA garden.