Friday 13 April 2012

Late News 12/04 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 11 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Shelduck, 7 Mallard (including another 2 broods of 7 & 8 ducklings), 2 Teal, 13 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 1 Black-headed Gull, c30 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 16 Turnstone, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin and 1 Sanderling on the beach. (D Parker)

Land’s End: 24 Swallows and 5 Sand Martins over the cycle track, also 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat and 1 Raven. (D Parker)

Par: 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Swallows in off the sea and a corpse of a Short-eared Owl in willows round the back of the pool, well decomposed at least 3 weeks old. (D Eva)

Black Head, St Austell Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 10 Black-throated Diver, 12 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, Kestrel pair and at least 24 occupied Shag nests. (S Coles et al)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 1w Iceland Gull (photo) 1 Blue-winged Teal (photo) tiny male Sparrowhawk again taking Sand Martin, female Sparrowhawk, 60+ Sand Martin and 9 Stock Dove. (C Selway)

In addition Yellow-legged Gull, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, paired-up Shovelers, Pintail, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck and a single drake Wigeon. More info here. (S Rogers)

Amble Marshes: 1 Cattle Egret. (C Selway)

St Clement: 2 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Curlew. (S Rogers)

More photos on Steve’s blog here.

The Rumps: 3 Puffin, 10 Manx Shearwater, small numbers of Guillemots and Razorbills, 1 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, plus many Swallows and Sand Martins. (L Sampson)

Davidstow: 1 male Redstart and 1 Siskin. (L Sampson)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Common Sandpiper. (L Sampson)

St Ives: A ringtail Hen Harrier and female Sparrowhawk, Linnets nest building as well as Meadow pipits at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Foage Valley, Zennor: 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Swallow and a Grasshopper Warbler in full song. (V Stratton)