Thursday 18 April 2013

Thursday 18 April 2013

Late News 10/04 Kensey Valley: Male Cuckoo singing near Launceston. (Vivien)

Late News 17/04 Mousehole: 2 Balearic Shearwaters and 1,200 Manx Shearwaters between 12:30 & 16:30.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1+ Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 1 Whimbrel, c50 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Sedge Warbler and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)
Newlyn: Fem Scaup but distant, sum plum Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver (1 in full sum plum), 2 Common Scoter, 4 Sandwich Tern and 4 Oystercatcher mid afternoon. (D Parker) Slavonian grebe and 4 Great Northern divers still present mid evening. (L Proctor)
Penzance: Fem Scaup, 1 Eider and 4 Common Scoter of Eastern Green viewed from Jubilee Pool early evening. (L Proctor)
Pendeen: 1 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Great Skua, significant passage of Guillemots, Razorbills, Manx Shearwaters and fewer numbers of Gannet and Kittiwakes, also 1 Curlew, 7 Swallows, essentially all except a few gulls and shag were flying south past Pendeen, into the wind. (T Mills)

Great Skua Pendeen Cornwall 18413 T Mills Great Skua Pendeen Cornwall 180413 T Mills
Razorbills Pendeen Cornwall 18413 T Mills Auks Pendeen Cornwall 18413 T Mills Manx Shearwaters Pendeen Cornwall 18413 T Mills

Church Cove, Lizard: 3 Wheatear, 2 Raven 5 Gannet and 1 Basking Shark 20yds of the rocks about 18ft long. (W Chegwidden)
Windmill Farm: 20 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Short Eared Owl and Mallard with at least 5 duckings. Also Wheatear (Greenland race) and Short-eared Owl on Predannack Airfield which is strictly private. (T Blundon and D Wright)
Falmouth: Adult Sabine’s Gull, pale-phase Pomarine Skua and 2 Sandwich Terns from Pendennis plus 1 Wheatear on the point, 3 Oystercatchers at Castle Beach and c50 Whimbrel flying around Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney)
Rumps Point: 1 Arctic Tern, 50+ Kittiwake, Sparrowhawk and 30+ Manx Shearwater. (C Selway)

Sparrowhawk Rumps Point Cornwall 18413 C Selway Manx Shearwater Rumps Point Cornwall 18413 C Selway