Sunday 26th April 2020

Sunday 26th April 2020

Birding in Lockdown: Links to Garden Lockdown Listing League and our Birding Ideas Page, helping to make the most of extra time as a result of the lockdown.

Marazion Beach: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 9 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear. (P St. Pierre, S Rogers)

Little Ringed Plover – Steve Rogers

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Wheatear, 150 Whimbrel feeding at rear of marsh by pines.  (S. Rogers)

Mounts Bay: 12+ Guillimot, 2 Whimbrel, Glaucous Gull, 2 Little Egret, Wall Brown Butterfly (C Beazley & S Nicholls)

Longrock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Basking Shark. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: 43 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Cuckoo, 3 Sedge Warbler. (D Flumm)

Cuckoo – David Flumm

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Guillemot, pair Eider still present, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Ringed Plover (P Oldcorn)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Linnet (S Van Hear)

College Reservoir: 1 Garden Warbler (T Phelps)

Carnmenellis: 1 Cuckoo (calling), 2 Swallow, 5 Buzzards (circling), numbers of Grasshopper Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Stonechat, Linnet, and Meadow Pipit. Also 25 Red Deer, including 3 young stag. (J St Ledger)

Hayle River: Grasshopper Warbler reeling. (M Spicer)

St Ives Island: 3 Shag, 3 Guillemot, 12 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin, 4 Rock Pipit. (P Nason)

Buttermilk/Rosewall Hill: 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 House Martin, 12 Swallow, 8 Wren, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Whitethroat (P Nason)

Maer Lake: 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 11 Dunlins, 1 Shelduck, 2 Moorhens, 1 Wren,  6+ Swallows,  2 Lesser Black backed Gulls, 10 Herring Gulls, 1 Greenfinch. (H Kendall)

Bude: 2 Red Kite over this afternoon. (N Bastin)

Ventonleague: 1 Common Swift over this morning and 1 Osprey moving south-east being mobbed by Herring Gull. (J Rutter)

St. Loy: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing male), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Basking Shark (N Rogers)

Newquay, Trevoll/ Trerice: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap, 13 Whitethroat, 4 Yellowhammer, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mallard (with 16 young), 63 Rook, 4 Raven, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Greenfinch, 3 Wheatear ( in a cattle field) , 2 Bullfinch, 5 Buzzard, 5 Long tailed Tit,, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Roe Deer, 7 Common Lizard. (S Grose)

Talskiddy: 1 Cuckoo calling at dawn. (P Roseveare)

Gluvian; near St Mawgan: 8 Sedge Warbler , 1 Willow Warbler , 1 Common Whitethroat , 1 Sand Martin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trevenna Cross: 2 Common Whitethroat (B Bosisto L Payne)

Gluvian; St Columb Major: 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher , 1 Grey Heron . Recorded overnight from garden (B Bosisto)

Liskeard: 2 House Martin (D Sharp)

Freathy: 5 Whimbrel over this evening (M Jordan)

Blackhead, St Austell: 2 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Northern Diver (two in Summer Plumage), 5 Guillemot (D Cooper)

Downderry: 18 Whimbrel and 2 Common Scoter. (A Payne)

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