Wednesday 12th April 2017

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Late news, 9/4, Mevagissey: Hoopoe reported calling from trees close to Heligan Caravan Park at 11:00.

Late news, 10/4, Stithians Reservoir: 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 31 Linnet, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin. (D Chaney)

Late news, 10/4, Penzance: male Eider in the harbour. (P Smale)

Late news, 11/4, Longrock Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper. (P Smale)

Late news, 11/04, Godrevy: 60 Sand Martin on the cliffs, 5 Swallow, 5 Wheatear. (D Chaney)

Late cetacean news, 11/4, St Anthony Head: Humpback Whale at about 14:00, breaching and fin waving, headed west. (P Fletcher)

Lynher Valley: Red Kite over at about 09:30. Flying over Patrieda in direction of Linkinhorne Village – seen off by the Buzzards. (L Hopes)

Windmill Farm: 1 Wheatear and a male Hen Harrier this morning. (D Wright, G Adams)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler. (G Adams)

Porthleven – Loe Bar: 1 m Wheatear, colony of 18+ Sand Martin in recently collapsed section of cliff face, 2 (pr) Stonechat and 2 Black-throated Diver offshore, 1 in full summer plumage. (J Hawkey)

Marazion: Black-throated Diver reported.

Penzance: male Eider with gulls in the harbour at low tide. (S Grose)

Hell’s Mouth: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 12 Tufted Duck, 20 Canada Goose, 3 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 4 Mallard, 3 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 8 Linnet, 1 Curlew, 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Raven. (R Hampshire)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 1 1w Iceland Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern, 5 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sand Martin on Lelant Saltings. 1m Wheatear on Carnsew Pool track. 1 Reed Warbler and 2 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal) Osprey flew over Ryan’s Field at 17:20. (J Hicks) Glaucous Gull also reported.

Whimbrel – Reuben Veal

Osprey – Jack Hicks

Porthkidney: c15 Manx Shearwater per minute passing distantly for 20 minutes, c30 Sandwich Tern, 4 ad Kittiwake east. (R Veal)

St Ives: 3 Ring Ouzel (2m, 1f) on the south facing slope of Buttermilk Hill at 08:30. (L Proctor)

Drift Reservoir: 300 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 6 Gadwall, 1 Call Duck, 1 Muscovy Duck, 30+ Canada Goose, 1 hybrid Goose, 1 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 6+ Chiffchaff,  6+ Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Blue Tit. (D Flumm, K Bowers, A Hartley)

Sand Martin & Chiffchaff – Kevin Bowers

Nanquidno/Hendra: 1 Iceland Gull. (C Moore)

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel. (A Hartley)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 21 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 40 Shelduck, 10 Mallard, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, 12 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 80 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Magpie, 15 Jackdaw, 20 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Goose, 12 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 40 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, c200 Sand Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff. (M Scawen)

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