Friday 27 April 2012

Late News 24/04 Launceston: A pair of Mandarins were on the River Tamar at Netherbridge, but not since, due to high water levels. (A Davey)

Late News 26/04 Rock, Camel Estuary: 22 Whimbrel (in groups of up to 13), 15 ad Kittiwake feeding between Rock & Padstow at high tide, 4 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow and 3 House Martin. Also a Song Thrush and Linnet, plus a Raven carrying food towards Padstow. (R Hurrell)

Late News 26/04 Clapper, Wadebridge: 1 Swift. (R Hurrell)

Late News 26/04 Dragon Centre, Bodmin: 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Hurrell)

Late News 26/04 Porthgwarra: Whitethroat singing in valley up from parking lot. (C De Ruyck)

Late News 26/04 Sennen Cove: 2w Iceland Gull in cattle field at Tregiffian Farm early morning.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 8 Mallard (new brood of 9 ducklings), pair of Tufted Duck, 8 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 30+ Swallow, c10 Sand Martin, 2 m Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & P St Pierre)

Long Rock: Great Northern Diver plus 27 Whimbrel and m Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker)

Eastern Green, Penzance: 3 Great Northern Diver, 4 Eider, 8 Sandwich Tern and 8 Sanderling. Also 54 Whimbrel on the heliport. (P St Pierre)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2w Iceland Gull on island in main pool in the afternoon. (R Menari)

Heamoor, Penzance: 24 Whimbrel flew west and 1 Peregrine over. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Teal on the sea. (P St Pierre)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 3 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 2 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Swallow, at high tide. (J St Ledger)

Helston: Wheatear at RNAS Culdrose. (D Wright)

Botallack: Green Woodpecker flew over Wheal Cock. (T Mole)

Nanquidno: Cuckoo singing on north side of valley, uphill from the Mill. (C De Ruyck)

Cot Valley: Cuckoo on the north side of the valley. (C De Ruyck)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): Female Blue-winged Teal feeding with the wintering Eurasian Teal? Showing characteristics (though overlapping) of female Green-winged Teal, the most obvious being a prominent loral spot (photo). One Cattle Egret still, 6+ Common Swift, 10 House Martin, 100+ Swallow, 30+ Sand Martin, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 3 Whimbrel, at least 8 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (photo) 4 Willow Warbler some showing resin stains (photo) and an Otter (photo). (C Selway) Also 1 m Reed Bunting, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Teal, 1 m Wigeon, pair Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Mistle Thrush. Also Mute Swan, Canada Goose and Coot all sitting on nests. (D Jenkins)

Photos from Colin Selway

Treraven Meadow: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 male Wheatear, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 1 White Wagtail and 15 Pied Wagtail. (C Selway)

Treraven Farm: 1 male Cuckoo, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Siskin, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (C Selway)

Ninestones, Upper Fowey Valley: Cuckoo, Lesser Redpoll, Grasshopper Warbler and Redstart. (J Sleep)

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 32 Wheatear, 25 males and 7 females, a very good fall of Wheatears today also 20+ Swallows. A Cuckoo in the evening, probably one from Rosewall Hill, all wheatears had cleared out by the evening. (V Stratton)

Rosewall Hill, St Ives: 17 Wheatears, 13 males and 4 females plus 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton)

Trevalgan Hill, St Ives: 9 Wheatears. (V Stratton)

Holman’s Moors, St Ives: Cuckoo plus large numbers of Willow Warblers. (V Stratton)

Coal Harbour, Towednack: Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Bosullow: Cuckoo. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gurnard`s Head: Whitethroat, 18 Swallow, House Martin and Stonechat family with two fledged young. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1 female Scaup still.

Sennen Cove: 2w Iceland Gull off the lifeboat station plus 15 Whimbrel.