Wednesday 26th April 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 2 pairs Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 8 Mallard (plus 2 broods of ducklings), 12 Teal, 1 drake Garganey, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Swift, c50 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Cetti’s Warbler and Reed and Sedge Warblers. (DK Parker, M Spicer)

Marazion: 54 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, c50 Dunlin, c5 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Wheatear on the beach. (DK Parker, S Cox)

Whinchat, Dave Parker

Whimbrel, Dave Parker

Grey Plover, Dave Parker

Penzance: 14 Purple Sandpiper around Battery Rocks beach this morning.

Hayle Estuary: 2 Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s field. (M Bishop)

Lizard/Old Lizard Head: 1 Common Redstart, 26 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 9 Whitethroat, 8 House Martin, 1 Woodchat Shrike over Helarcher farmyard. (S Grose)

Swanpool:  drake Garganey at the north end this evening, 20 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. (C Benton, D Chaney, J St Ledger) Also 1 Wheatear by the beach, pair Mallard + 11 ducklings on the sea, swam into the beach, 1 predated by Herring Gull, 1 lost at sea, 8 ducklings and the female shepherded across the beach and onto Swanpool by Homo sapiens, 1 rescued from the sea. (D Chaney)

Garganey, John St Ledger

Roseworthy: 1 Iceland Gull following the plough in fields by the old A30 this afternoon

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute swan, 18 Canada goose, 18 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 12 Whimbrel, 28 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 250 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 15 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 3 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 drake Garganey, 1 Ruff (breeding plumage), 2 Common Sandpiper, 80 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Gadwall, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Swift. (G. Berti, C Travis) 

Chapel Amble (walk to new hide): 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 6 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap. (G. Berti, C Travis)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1m Lesser Scaup still at the north end this afternoon

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