Monday 16 April 2012

Late News 15/04 Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 3 Wheatears and a small passage of Swallows. (V Stratton)

Late News 15/04 Zennor Hill/Eagles Nest: 2 Wheatears both males plus a small passage of Swallows and a House Martin. (V Stratton)

Late News 15/04 Lizard: Cuckoo singing at Poltesco and Redstart at Trethvas Farm. (S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 6 Mallard, 18 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, c100 Sand Martin, 10+ Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler and 5 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 11 Turnstone on the beach and a Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker) Also 1 Bittern at 18:30, 1 Snipe and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (C Barnard)

Penzance: 3 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool over high tide. (D Parker)

Land’s End: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Treave Moor and 20+ Swallow. (C Barnard)

Falmouth: 2 Great Northern Divers and 1 Guillemot in the bay. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 3 singing Blackcap each at Swanvale and Swanpool, with 2 Willow Warbler also at Swanvale. Chiffchaffs singing, 4 Fulmars on the cliffs, at least 7 Coot nests, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe. Single Swallow on wires at Swanpool, before flying inland. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 4 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 10+ Moorhen, 25+ Herring Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Willow Warbler and Blackcap. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 12 Mallard (9m, 3f), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 50+ Sand Martin and 4 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Treraven Meadow: 3 Common Shelduck, 6 adult Jay and 1 Otter. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal still. 1 Cattle Egret (photo), 2 male Sparrowhawk successfully hunting martins, 2 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 25 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 1 Bar-headed Goose (photo), 1 House Martin, 100+ Sand Martin and 50+ Barn Swallow. (C Selway)

Stithians Reservoir:Drake Ring-necked Duck still.

Chapel Carn Brea: 2w Iceland Gull to the SW at Kerrow Farm.