Thursday 30th April 2020

Thursday 30th 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.

Newlyn: dark phase Arctic Skua on sea then flew South 0735, 2cy Glaucous Gull still in harbour. (L Proctor)

Falmouth Bay 08:20-10:20 (all moving west): 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 3 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Scoter, 32 Whimbrel, 16 Kittiwake, 163 Manx Shearwater, 309 Gannet, 10 Fulmar, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 62 Auk sp.. (T Phelps)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Sandwich Tern, pair Eider, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Great Northern Diver, flock of around 50 Whimbrel. (P Oldcorn)

St Ives Island (10:25-12:40): c12000 Manx Shearwater estimated over a 1.5 hour period, 386 Gannet, 76 Fulmar, 2 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 236 Kittiwake, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, 2 Rock Pipit. (P Nason) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver amongst many Gannet, Kittiwake, Fulmar and Manx Shearwater. (G Jones)

Manx Shearwater, Peter Nason

Manx Shearwater, Peter Nason

Mexico Towns: 12 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit. (P Freestone)

Connor Downs: 1 singing Sedge Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 1 Whitethroat from garden this morning. (P Freestone)

Boscathnoe: 2 Garden Warbler singing. (P St Pierre)

Egloskerry: 1 Dipper on River Kensey (first sighting for many years), 25 Swallow. (J Horsey)

Drift Reservoir: 25 Whimbrel, Garden Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Swift, 30 Swallow, 4 Sand & 10 House Martin, 20 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 1f Yellowhammer, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing m Blackcap in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Newquay: 1 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern mid pm. (S Rowe)

Downderry: 2 Great Skua, 27 Manx Shearwater, 10 Kittiwake, 13 Common Scoter early morning. Onshore a Sanderling and 6 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

River Kenwyn: 1 Dipper. (R Augarde)

Dipper, Richard Augarde

St John’s Lake: 1 Gannet fishing. (B Cousins)

Botus Flemming: 10 Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Shelduck, 2 Canada Goose, 1  singing Blackcap on territory. (K Pellow)

Penzance: c40 Whimbrel on Lariggan rocks. (R Fox)

Threemilestone: fem Sparrowhawk in garden. (E Harris)