Tuesday 30th April 2024

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Marazion Marsh (RSPB): 1 Purple Heron at back of reedbed. (G Lawlor)

Porthgwarra: 2 Surf Scoter (m & f), 1 Pomarine Skua lp @ 10.50), 14 Arctic Tern. (N Rogers).  Also, 2 Pomarine Skua reported later.

St Gothian Sands: 1 Egyptian Goose still, c250 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 3 Swift, c12 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 drk Teal. (R Veal)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Pomarine Skua. (J Drage Hubert).

Pennance area: 1 Black Guillemot, 4 Great Northern Diver, 56 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (M Broadbent, L Parkerson)

Mousehole: 2 Pomarine Skua. (G Lawlor)

Mounts Bay: 2 Pomarine Skua. (L Proctor)

Warmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 m Garganey still. (RBA)

Ryan’s Field: 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (G Lawlor)

Penzance Jubilee Pool/Battery Rocks: 20 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Turnstone, 19 Whimbrel, 3 (1ad 2juv) Shag, 1 Cormorant race sinensis, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (14.15 – 14.30 M Webb)

Nanstallon: 2 Swift over at 4pm. (D Roberts)

Prussia Cove: 1 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher. (C Richards)

Polperro2 Bullfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Blue Tit, 6 House Sparrows 3m 3f, 1 Grey Heron in field, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ House Martins, 3 Blackbirds 1m 2f, 2 Robins. (A Matthews )

St Gothian Sands LNR: 140+ hirundines, mostly sand martins. (A Lea)

Sladesbridge: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin, 2 Blackcap. (S Grose)

Wadebridge, Clapper Pools: 3 Common Sandpiper and 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Truro River: 1 Whimbrel, 19 Shelduck. (S Grose)

Penmount Crematorium: 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Godrevy: c30 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 32 Whimbrel, 1 recently fledged Stonechat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff. Also of interest, 3 Sand Martin passing West c1km out to sea and 1 Sedge Warbler singing from a poorly vegetated cliffside. (R Veal)

 

TJW

Sand Martins – Adrian Lea
Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb
Whimbrel – Martin Webb
Shag – Martin Webb