Saturday 8th April 2017

Saturday 8th April 2017

Lanner: 1 Willow Warbler in song, 12 Goldfinch feeding on Dandelions, 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hampshire)

Lizard Point: 14 Purple Sandpiper Old Lizard Head: 1 Hoopoe (flew in off the sea and landed in field behind old wooden lookout post), 3 House Martin, 20 Swallow. (S Grose)

Argal Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, Mallard with 12 ducklings. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, Mallard with 6 ducklings. (D Eva)

Trevose Head: 1m Lapland Bunting near Lifeboat station. (D Julian)

Harlyn Pools: 2 Sedge Warbler this morning. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Sedge Warbler singing this morning. (A Langdon)

Porthcurnick Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern offshore late morning, 1 Long-tailed Duck still (since 3rd Apr at least). (T Farr)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Avocet remaining from wintering flocks, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshank, 1 Snipe (M Beer)

Winnards Perch: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Carrion Crows. (S Grose)

St Ives: 1ad Night Heron, 1m Garganey on private lake near St Ives. (R James)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 drk Garganey on pool between Hayle river and Ryan’s Field until c9:30am when flushed by runners and flew over A30 + appeared to land. Also 1m Reed Warbler singing here. 1w Yellow-legged Gull and Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) Fulvous Whistling Duck on the Estuary (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Crowlas: 2 Swallow to north this afternoon and 1m Blackcap singing. (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 4 Cattle Egret flying in to roost from Crantock area. (S Grose)

Polgigga: 1w Iceland Gull at Raftra Farm. (R Bosistow, DK Parker, MD Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Whistling Duck sp. circled the marsh early morning before heading northeast. Reed and Sedge Warblers singing plus 9 male Cetti’s Warbler. (B Mellow, DK Parker, P St Pierre)

Clapper marshes: 6 Cattle Egret,1 Little Egret this pm. (A Langdon, D Julian)

Amble Marshes: 1 Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit, female Garganey and Little Ringed Plover this evening. (D Julian)

Sennen Cove: 2 Goose sp in off the sea.

Cot Valley: Woodchat Shrike again in hedge by bulb field just south of valley. (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir: Gadwall, Pink-footed Goose (thanks Mike)

Penzance: 27 Purple Sandpiper (high tide roost), 71 Turnstone. (T Mills)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

St Ives: 3m Ring Ouzel,12 Wheatear,1 Painted Lady. (J Holmes)