Tuesday 24 April 2012

Late News 23/04 Lizard: 20+ Willow Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Wheatear and 16 Whimbrel around the village, plus an Arctic Skua flew inland. (T Blunden)

Late News 23/04 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Woodpecker and the pale Buzzard. (S Cox)

Late News 23/04 Gribben Head: 85+ Whimbrel on the eastern side. (St Austell Baywatch)

Late News 23/04 Carlyon Bay: 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 2+ Sandwich Tern and 12+ Whimbrel. (St Austell Baywatch)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid geese, 8 Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 3 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel over, c40 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 60+ Whimbrel and 4 White Wagtail on the beach and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker, C Barnard & W Renshaw)

Sedge Warblers at Marazion (W Renshaw) and Walmsley Sanctuary (C Selway)

Looe: c40 Whimbrel at Hannafore Point, including one flock of 30. (R Smaldon)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 2 Swallow. (J St Ledger)

Buttermilk Hill: 7 Wheatears (6 Males and a female) and 1 Cuckoo also a small passage of Swallows. (V Stratton & J Thomas)

Lands End: Coal Tit, Wheatear, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and 2 Whimbrel. (C Barnard)

Penzance: 50+ Whimbrel on heliport early morning. (C Barnard)

Trencrom: 7+ Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler plus 2 Swallow and Sparrowhawk over. (R Menari)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Cattle Egret still, 1 Common Swift. 4 House Martin, 40+ Sand Martin, 150+ Swallow, 2 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wigeon, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Sparrowhawk (tiny male killed a Swallow), 2 Blackcap and 3 Sedge Warbler. (C Selway)

Sennen Cove: 10 Whimbrel off Cowloe this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Common Sandpipers this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Access to Walmsley


The stile on the footpath to the hides at Walmsley Sanctuary has been replaced with a gate by the County Council after representations from the CBWPS. This should help old and young alike but please respect the grazing animals and shut the gate behind you.