Friday 29th April 2022

Friday 29th April 2022

Kenidjack: c 12.20 Purple Heron flew north-east over the east end of valley. (P Clarke)

Nanquidno: Male Woodchat Shrike at Boscregan. (N Wheatley)

Rame: Hoopoe still. N of Polhawn fort turning; view along Trelill to Forder FP. (P Kemp, A Tomkins) Also Whinchat & 3 f Wheatear, with 30+ Swallow (P Kemp), 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail in field along Military Road. (G Lewis) Also m Redstart and f Pied Flycatcher. (D Julian)

Godrevy Head: 2pr Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 12+ Swallow, 4 Skylark, 4 Linnet, 1 Dunnock. (V Skilton)

Indian Queens: 1 Black Redstart, male in full breeding plumage fly catching from the top of a garage this evening (C. Yates)

Carn Marth, Redruth, 20.30: Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler both heard. (N Dave)

Bude Canal: 1 Common Sandpiper, good numbers of Sedge Warblers, local fisherman heard Grasshopper Warbler,  Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. (J and J Elvin)

Gerrans Bay: 2 Black-throated Diver early afternoon. (Birdguides)

Praa Sands: 40+ Sand Martin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Garden Warbler in subsong. (J Evans)

Trink Hill: Cuckoo calling, flying from Trink Hill towards Ninnis, just out of sight. Also pair of Stonechat at Brunnion Pump Field. (P Geddes)

Trewey Common: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, c15 House Martin. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Cuckoo, 1pr Tufted Duck, 1 Reed Warbler, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 3prs Coot, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 m Bullfinch, 1pr Grey Wagtail, 11 Long tailed Tit. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Marsh Harrier still, 28 singing Reed Warbler and 13 singing Sedge Warbler. (R Veal, D Parker)

Booby’s Bay: 17 Whimbrel over the beach towards golf course; 1 Sparrowhawk on edge of golf course. (S Lilley)

Land’s End: 7 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler. (J Hawkey)

Botallack (pm): Swallows heading N along the coast averaging 300 p/hour together with average 12 House Martins & 4 Sand Martins p/hour; 2 Whitethroat; 1 Wheatear. (J Hawkey)

Pendennis Point : 6 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Buzzard, 1 Orange Tip. (S Van Hear)

Stithians Reservoir: 10 Swallow, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Jay, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Skylark, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Blackcap, 1 Starling, 1 Pheasant (S Hinkley)

St Breock Monolith: 3 Raven, 11 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 1 m Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Sedge Warbler opp. Texaco Garage. (S Grose)

St Ives NCI Lookout, 10.15-14.15: 600+ Swallow many coming in off the sea and across the land heading north across the St. Ives Bay, 60+ Sand Martin coming in off the sea. 50 Manx Shearwater, 1m Kestrel. (V Stratton)

 

dwb

 

Hoopoe – Andrew Tomkins
Hoopoe – Andrew Tomkins
Hoopoe – Andrew Tomkins
Swallow – Sandra Hinkley
Swallow – Sandra Hinkley