Sunday 28 April 2013

Sunday 28 April 2013

Late News 27/04 St Gothian Sands LNR: 6 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin, 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 White Wagtail and 10 Wheatear also 5 Whimbrel south over Gwithian Beach. (M Spicer)
Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 2 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 9 Mallard (plus broods of 5+, 5 & 2), 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 15 Moorhen, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 female Marsh Harrier at 08:30 and 16:35 (presumed same as last weeks bird on wing moult), 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, c50 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 7+ Swift, c10 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker, L Proctor, S Cox & B Mellow)

Marazion: 52 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, 100+ Whimbrel, 11 Turnstone, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sanderling, 2 Common Sandpiper and c20 White Wagtail on the beach plus 1 Eider 2 Scoter, 5 Great Northern Diver,  1 Red-throated Diver and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker & B Mellow)

Penzance: 38 Whimbrel flying north over Treneere. (D Parker)
Hayle Estuary RSPB: Osprey caught a fish at 06:15 but then flew south, also a Pink-footed Goose briefly with Greylags. (B Mellow)
Land’s End: 1 Fox, 1 female Redstart and 12 Wheatear from the cycle track. (B Mellow)

Fox Land's End Cornwall 28413 B Mellow Redstart Land's End Cornwall 28413 B Mellow

Land’s End: Male Woodchat at Trevilley Farm. Park in the layby on the B3315 north of the entrance to the farm and walk along the access track to view the field on the left 100m before the farm buildings at cSW358246. (B Mellow)
Woodchat Trevilley Cornwall 28413 B MellowSancreed: 3 Whimbrel, Cuckoo, 29 Wheatear (east side Bartinney), 4 Blackcap and 6 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)
Port Gaverne:  2 Grasshopper Warbler on The Main, Port Gaverne at 10:00. (T Potterton)

Windmill Farm: 6 Wheatear, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 10 Sedge Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat and Bullfinch. (D Wright)
Grasshopper Warbler Windmill Farm Cornwall 28413 D Wright
Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Peregrine, 2 Shoveler, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon and 6 Teal. (D Eva)

Lundy Bay: Singing Lesser Whitethroat. (D Eva)
Bodmin Moor: Grasshopper Warblers (several calling), 3 House Martin, 1 Dipper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Red Kite, 4 Blackcap and 4 Reed Bunting in the Ninestones area. (P Stidwill)

Par Beach: 20 Whimbrel this evening. (S & D Cole)
Par Beach Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper and drake Ring-necked Duck again. (S & D Cole)
Chapel Carn Brea: Tree Pipit and 3 Whitethroat plus 18 Whimbrel over. (F Currie)
Bodmin Moor:Grasshopper Warblers (several calling), Goldcrest, 3 House Martin, 1 Dipper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Red Kite, 4 Blackcap and 4 Reed Buntings in the Ninestones area. (P Stidwill)

Grasshopper Warbler Ninestones Cornwall 28413 P Stidwill Goldcrest Ninestones Cornwall 28413 P Stidwill
Red Kite 1 Ninestones Cornwall 28413 P Stidwill Red Kite 2  Ninestones Cornwall 28413 P Stidwill

 Swanpool: Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3+ Blackcap m, 11 Swift, 3 Swallow, 2 Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe plus 15 Fulmar on the cliffs. (D Chaney & S Perfect)
Falmouth: White Wagtail on Gyllyngvase beach, Whimbrel on the seawall near Gyllyngvase beach, with another near Castle Beach along with a Wheatear and a Swift also a recently fledged Dunnock by the path down to the beach. 17 Great Northern Divers (5 in sum plum) and 2 Sandwich Terns out in Falmouth Bay plus 2 Wheatear near Pendennis Point, and a male Sparrowhawk. (D Chaney, S Perfect & J St Ledger)
Falmouth: Sparrowhawk in a private Garden. (B Nicholas)
Sparrowhawk Falmouth Cornwall 28413 B Nicholas
Downderry: 26 Great Northern Divers.