Sunday 08 April 2012

Sunday 08 April 2012

Late News 06/04 Hell’s Mouth: 3 Cormorant nests with blind young. 1 nest containing 1 blind young + 3 eggs, one nest with 2+ blind young, one nest with 4 blind young. (S Taylor)
Late News 06/04 Stithians Reservoir:Breeding confirmed for Carrion Crow and Long-tailed Tit. (S Taylor)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 4 Teal, 14 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, c60 Sand Martin, 2+ Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 4 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, L Proctor, C Barnard & B Sharples)
Penzance: 1w drake Surf Scoter still off Jubilee Pool by the Gear pole along with Eider and Great Crested Grebe. (L Proctor)
Land’s End: Iceland Gull flew south. (P St Pierre)
Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal still (photo with Redshank, Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwit) 1 summer plumage Spotted Redshank (photo) 9 Ruff, 51 Common Redshank, 2 Knot, 9 Greenshank, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (photo), 1 House Martin and 30+ Sand Martin. (C Selway)

Falmouth/Swanpool: 3 Sandwich Tern at high tide on passage from Castle to beyond Pennance Point. (J St Ledger)

Windmill Farm:Marsh Harrier, 12 Willow Warblers, numerous Chiffchaffs, Bullfinch, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels and 4 Buzzards. Also seen earlier Peregrine, Swallow and Grey Heron. (CBWPS walk per D Wright)

Stithians Reservoir:16 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Goldeneye, 5 GC Grebe, 20 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 13 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 Heron, 4 LBB Gull inc one ringed (suspected of being a German bird), 42 Herring Gull, 6 Cormorant, 7 Teal, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Moorhen. Also 7 Chiffchaff and 11 Willow Warbler singing. Meadow Pipit viewed collecting nest material, plus nests found for Wren and Chaffinch. (S Taylor)
Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 2 Ring Ouzels on the slopes between Rosewall Hill and what is known locally by some as Buttermilk Hill to the west. Park at approx SW486394 and walk south and east to search. (N Climpson & S Rogers)

Ring Ouzel, N Climpson. More photos on Steve Roger’s Blog here.

Par: Ring-necked Duck and Bittern still at Par Beach pool.
Sennen: Juv Iceland Gull in fields at Trevescan.
St Just: 2w Iceland Gull at Jericho Farm.