Friday 20 April 2012

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 12 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 2 Teal, 14 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 20 Whimbrel over, 1 Snipe, c30 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 3+ Sedge Warbler and 7 Cetti’s Warbler. Also flocks of 52, 43, 20 & 8 Whimbrel (all flew west), 5 Ringed Plover and 5 Oystercatcher on the beach, plus 3+ Sandwich Tern and 1 female Eider offshore. (D Parker, C Barnard & W Renshaw)

Whimbrel, W Renshaw.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):c100 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 11 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 3 Tufted Duck and 2+ Great Crested Grebe. (D Parker, B & L Mitchell)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 5 Swallows and 2 Grey Heron. (D Parker)

Penzance: 9 Whimbrel over the Crown Hotel. (D Parker)

Levant: Male Cuckoo and Water Pipit. (B Dodd)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 150+ Whimbrel, 6 Sandwich Tern and a diver sp. (L Proctor)

Trenow Cove: c50 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and 3 Sandwich Terns. (R Menari)

Long Rock Beach: 52 Whimbrel. (C Barnard)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 18 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern 3 Eider. (C Barnard)

St Clement: 3 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel and 1 Greylag on the river. (D Jenkins & W Chegwidden)

Tresemple Pool: Little Egret, 10 Buzzards soaring together, 3 Greenshank, 1 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 8 Teal, 1m Shelduck and 2 small white ducks with yellow bills. On the footpath 1m 1f Linnet, male singing and appearing to feed female. (D Jenkins & A Nicholson)

Tresillian: 4 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, 10 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 26 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, Raven and 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls. (D Jenkins & A Nicholson)
 
Falmouth Bay, South Stack:10 Sandwich Tern passed south in parties of 4, 1, 2 and 3, c60 Whimbrel flew in from the north and landed on the rocks just to the south of Swanpool beach and 1 Buzzard came in off the sea. (C Benton)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 12 Whimbrel flew south. (C Benton)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Common Swift briefly again this morning, other birds included 1 Common Sandpiper (photo), 14 Whimbrel (photo), 32 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 50+ Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff (photo), 3 Willow Warbler and male Sparrowhawk. This evening, birds included 1 Cattle Egret (photo) 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (photo) 2 Wigeon, 200+ Swallow (photo) and 2 Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 4 Mute Swan, 3+ Mallard and 62 Whimbrel flew north at 18:30. (D Chaney)

Cape Cornwall: 5 Whimbrel on the golf course this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 drake Ring-necked Duck at the north end.