Saturday 2nd April 2016

Saturday 2nd April 2016

Thank you to all those contributors who are submitting in the new guideline format, you’re making our compilation task significantly easier each night. Details for preferred formats for submissions and photographs are  HERE

Late video, 1/4, St Gothian Sands LNR: Mute Swan nest building. (Reuben Veal)

Goss Moor: 2  Willow Warbler and 1 m Reed Bunting. (M Jones)

Sancreed: 13 Golden Plover, 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Common Gull & 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin and 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull, (same as at Sancreed), 120 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow and 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Truro, Trispen: 1 Red Kite heading north. (C Mason)

Bude: 8 Turnstone, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 5 Pied Wagtail and 10+ Swallow. (H Wilkins)

Windmill  Farm: 1 Woodchat Shrike, 40 Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Swallow and 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (G Adams, AR Pay, D Wright, T Blunden)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 imm Spoonbill and 1 Swallow. (R Veal)

Mexico Beach nr Godrevy: 5 ad Sandwich Tern (east), c200 Sand Martin, c50 Swallow (west), 1 Skylark and 1f Kestrel. (R Veal)

The Lizard, seawatch: 210 Fulmar (inc two blue phase, one of which was double dark), 120 Gannet, 170 Kittiwake, 2256 Manx Shearwater, 120 Puffin, 3 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua 1 light phase with spoons, 70 Sandwich Tern, 6 Black-throated Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, also 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 4 Swallow in village. (T Blunden)

Mullion Cove: 1 Swallow. (J Allely)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver in Gazzle, 1 House Martin over Headland Hotel annex. (P McVey)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Falmouth Bay, Swanpool to Pendennis: 1 sum plum Red-necked Grebe, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Swallow, 2 Common Scoter, 4 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill,1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Cormorant,  2 Fulmar and several Manx Shearwater distantly. (D Parker, I Webster, S Rogers, T Mills)

Land’s End: 2 Black-tailed Godwit in last field north of A30 before white house. (P&H Taylor)

Cape  Cornwall – Botallack: 30 Sand Martin and 15 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Mount’s Bay: 2 Common Scoter and 1 Pacific Diver. (P Fraser)

Marazion: 2 Swallow and 1 Willow Warbler at Plain an Gwarry.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again on west side of Boat Cove.

Polgigga: 1 House Martin, 10 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 40+ Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (C Benton)

Praa Sands:  3 Oystercatcher (one ringed with metal band on right leg). (J Evans)