Wednesday 25 April 2012

Late News 22/04 Looe Island: Iceland Gull on the main beach, Looe Island Nature reserve. (C Lewis)

Late News 23/04 Nanquidno: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)

Late News 24/04 Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1 Scaup (female type), 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Raven and 4 Whimbrel. (C Moore)

Late News 24/04 Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): In addition to birds already posted, 1 female Blue-winged Teal, Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, Pochard, Teal, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 20 Whimbrel over field approach to hide. (B Toms)

Late News 24/04 Buttermilk Hill: 16 Wheatears (9 males and 7 females) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the evening. (V Stratton)

Late News 24/04 Men-an-Tol: Grasshopper Warbler. (J Swann)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 3 Whimbrel over, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker) Otter on Longrock pool early morning. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 200+ Whimbrel on the beach between Red River and Long Rock plus 4 Arctic Skua, both dark phase, offshore early evening. (C Barnard) Also 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1 Little Tern and 5 Sandwich Terns at 06:30. (L Proctor)

Penzance, Eastern Green: 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Eider and 1 Whimbrel at 08:30. (P St Pierre)

Buttermilk Hill/Trevalgan Hill: 1 male Wheatear and 2 Swift. (V Stratton) Ring Ouzel also reported.

Porthgwarra: 100 Manx Shearwater, 1 dark phase Pomarine Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Whimbrel and 2 Sandwich Tern between 08:30 and 10:00. (C Moore)

Pendennis Point: 200+ Gannet, 290+ Manx Shearwater, 55+ Kittiwake, 60+ Razorbill, 210+ Auk sp, 50+ Fulmar, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Bonxie, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Skua sp, 3 Black Throated Diver (2 west, 1 east), 1 Diver sp, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Commic Tern and 3 Whimbrel. also 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Guillemot off the point plus 2 Raven and 1 Swallow. All between 08:30 and 10:30. (D Chaney)

Duckpool: 6 Common Sandpipers this morning. (R Mudge)

Camel Estuary: 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Blackbird, 3 Blackcap, 42 Black-headed Gull, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Black Swan, 7 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 15 Canada Geese, 7 Carrion Crow, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Collared Dove, 8 Common Sandpiper, 9 Cormorant, 17 Curlew, 9 Goldfinch, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Grey Heron, 59 Herring Gull, 2 House Martin, 8 House Sparrow, 15 Jackdaw, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Little Egret, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 27 Mallard, 32 Mute Swan, 63 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, with prey (possibly Oystercatcher?), 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Robin, 3 Rook, 47 Shelduck, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Starling, 13 Swallow, 18 Whimbrel, 34 Wood Pigeon and 7 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk, per P Whittick)

Kenidjack: M & f Blackcap, several Chiffchaffs, a couple of Willow Warblers, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and a House Martin. Also 2 Red Deer hinds on the top of the valley sides towards the golf course by the 4th tee. (S Cox)

Botallack: 1 Common Swift. (per S Cox)

Pentire Farm: 3 Whitethroat and a Blackcap, at Stinky Valley this morning. (C Selway)

Trevalgan Hill: 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)

Sennen Cove: 35 Whimbrel off Cowloe this afternoon. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also Iceland Gull reported offshore.

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 female Blue-winged Teal and 1 Cattle Egret still.

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Mount’s Bay: Pomarine Skua from the Scillonian III this evening.