Monday 30 April 2012

Late News 28/4 Truro: 6 Whimbrel over Boscawen Park. (A Nicholson)Late News 29/4 Swanpool: 1 Swift and large numbers of Swallow and House Martin plus a Common Sandpiper on the pool. (A Nicholson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard, 1 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, 35+ Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, c15 Swift, c50 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and 6+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also Otter on Long Rock Pool again. (D Parker) Also possible Great White Egret reported at 10:45 dropping into the reeds towards the back of the reserve, but south of the railway line. (R Davey)

Marazion: c45 Whimbrel and 1 f Wheatear on the beach and 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (D Parker)

Long Rock: 9 m Wheatear on the beach. (D Parker)

Coverack: Singing Lesser Whitethroat at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Old Lizard Head: c20 Whimbrel and c50 Wheatear. (T Blunden)

Housel Bay, Lizard: c30 Wheatear. (T Blunden)

Lizard Village: 40+ Swift, and Yellow Wagtail over plus lots of Willow Warblers and Blackcaps. (T Blunden)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1 female Scaup still plus c40 Whimbrel. (R Davey)

Zennor: Male Ring Ouzel and ringtail Hen Harrier this morning at Eagle’s Nest. (R Davey)

Penzance: 80+ Whimbrel and 1 Wheatear on the heliport. (D Parker)

Cape Cornwall: A superb male Woodchat in fields opposite Boswedden House, bounded by the public footpath. (A Perry et al.) Also in the area, a male Redstart along the footpath to Bollowal Farm plus c55 Whimbrel and a Bar-tailed Godwit on the Golf Course and c10 Swifts. (P Clarke & N Wheatley)

Cot Valley: A female Pied Flycatcher at the top of the valley briefly. (N Wheatley)

Nanquidno: Wood Warbler in a private part of the valley. (C Moore)

Rosewall Hill: 2m 2f Wheatear and 2 Raven feeding on bread scraps thrown out near car park, by 11:0 no sign of Wheatear or Shelduck by pool seen by Viv Stratton earlier. (D Jenkins)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Whimbrel. (D Jenkins)

Falmouth, Castle Beach; 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir:12 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 4 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 male Goldeneye, Willow Warbler. (B Toms)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): This morning, 1 Cattle Egret, 8 Common Swift, 50+ House Martin, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 3 Wigeon, 3 Common Pochard and 23 Eurasian Teal also one Otter. (C Selway) This evening, birds included 18+ Yellow Wagtail, at the back of the reserve (photo) 1 Cattle Egret still, 23 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 100+ House Martin. (C Selway)

Dinham Flats (Burniere): 12+ Wheatear (photo) 3 male Redstart (photos) 1 Yellow Wagtail, 52 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 1 male Gadwall, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Greylag Goose and 4 Common Swift. (C Selway)

Wadebridge:4 Swifts together over Trevanion Road mid-morning, despite the really poor weather. (J Thompson)

Lizard Point: 3 Great Northern Divers, 5000 Manx Shearwaters and 51 Whimbrel in 3 hours this morning. Also 2 Great Northern Divers and 3 Great Skuas this afternoon.

Gannel Estuary: 3w Iceland Gull again.