Sunday 22 April 2012

Late News 21/04 Hells Mouth: Strong winds and rain are the probable cause of the 50% mortality in the young Cormorants, Raven and Herring Gulls are now on nests. (S Taylor)

Late News 21/04 Tehidy Country Park: Rookery 148 nests in Rookery, possibly the largest rookery in the county? Also 2 Mute Swan and 2 Moorhen nests. (S Taylor)

Late News 21/04 Higher Trethannas: 33 nests in rookery near Praze an Beeble. (S Taylor)

Late News 21/04 Bolenowe: 10 nests in rookery. (S Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, c50 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also 70+ Whimbrel on the beach plus 2w Iceland Gull on Hogus Rocks and 4 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker, C Barnard, V Stratton & B Toms)

Penzance: 3 Eider and 18 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre)

Pendeen: 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1500 Manx Shearwaters between 09:10 and 10:30. Also 297 Manx Shearwaters and 3 Kittiwakes west between 11:00 & 12:00. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):c110 Sand Martins and c30 Swallows. (P St Pierre)

Nanquidno: 18 Whimbrel. (C Moore)

Trevose Head: 7 Whimbrel, also Kestrel, Raven, Gannet, Kittiwake, Razorbill, Manx Shearwater, Oystercatcher, Wheatear, Stonechat, Linnet and Swallow. (S Marquis)

Porthgwarra: 1 Wheatear, a continuous flow of Gannets, 3 Guillemots and 20+ Whimbrel. (W Renshaw) Also 7 Puffin.

Rumps Point: A steady trickle of hirundines and finches (mostly Goldfinches) NE over the point early morning plus 5 Whimbrel and a male Merlin. (C Selway)

Wadebridge: A Hobby over Coronation Park at 12:25. (C Selway) Also a sum plum Spotted Redshank on the estuary still, more here. (A Langdon)

Falmouth, Stack Point: 46 Whimbrel flying in from sea onto rocks, 5 Gannet over land and 4 Stonechat, plus good number of Swallow and Linnet. (J St Ledger)

Buttermilk Hill: 3 male Wheatears and 8 Whimbrel. (V Stratton)

Boswednack: 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Stithians Reservoir:1 Ring-necked Duck still at the southern end off Carmenellis causeway.

Torpoint: Ad Black-throated Diver off Polhawn at 10:30.