Tuesday 01 May 2012

Late News 30/4 Buttermilk Hill, St Ives: 51 Wheatears and 1 Whitethroat by evening only 18 Wheatears. (V Stratton)

Late News 30/4 St Ives: 1 Swift. (V Stratton)

Late News 30/4 Newlyn: 1 dark phase arctic Skua, 8 Arctic terns and c20 commic terns, 2 Sandwich Terns, 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1m, 3f Eider off Sandy cove in the evening. (L Proctor)

Late News 30/4 Land’s End: 4 Redstart and 2 Whinchat. (M Halliday)

Late News 30/4 Penzance: 14 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cormorant, 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Whimbrel, c25 Swift, c20 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin, 1+ House Martin, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Bullfinch, 1+ Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Reed Warblers, 5 Sedge Warbler and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, C Barnard, B Sharples & W Renshaw)

Marazion: 37 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatchers and 3 Dunlins on the beach. (D Parker)

Penzance: c80 Whimbrel on the heliport. (D Parker)

Land’s End: 187 Whimbrel, 80+ Wheatear, c50 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, c25 Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, f Redstart and m Yellow Wagtail. Also good numbers of Swifts and Swallows moving through, plus 1-2 House Martins. (D Parker)

Davidstow: 94 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Yellow wagtail, 5 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin on the airfield. (D Julian)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (C Moore)

Sennen: Juv Iceland Gull in field opposite entrance to Trevedra Farm at 10:00, still present late afternoon. (C Barnard)

Porthgwarra: 6 Blackcap, 12 Whitethroat, c20 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff 2 pairs of Stonechat and a Cuckoo being mobbed by a Meadow Pipit. (D Parker)

Newlyn: 1 Arctic Tern off the harbour. (D Parker)

Penryn River, Gorrangorras: 7 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Egret and 4 Mute Swan. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)Windmill Farm:3 Black-tailed Godwit (since 26th April), 2 Whimbrel, 8 Wheatear, 12 Swallow and 2 Whitethroat, more here. (A Pay)

Buttermilk Hill: 45 Wheatears, these were drooping-in all the time, 9 Swifts, 40+ Swallows and 3 House Martins plus 2 Cuckoos chasing each other and being chased by Meadow Pipits. (V Stratton & J Thomas)

Holman’s Moors: 1 Cuckoo and 1 Swift. (V Stratton & J Thomas)

Towednack and Amalveor: 2 Cuckoos. (V Stratton & J Thomas)

Trevalgan Farm: 5 Wheatears and a large passage of Swallows. (V Stratton & J Thomas)

Cape Cornwall: Male Woodchat in fields 100 yards before you reach Boswedden House on the left hand side, go through a metal gate with an adjoining stile with scaffold tubes forming a barrier, the Woodchat spent a lot of time in this field and also the field further towards the coast with a brick water tower in the corner of the field. It has also been getting into the donkey paddock and the 1st and 2nd field north of the Golf Club entrance, i.e. it’s quite mobile! Fields surrounding Boswedden House held 60+ Wheatears, 60+ Whimbrel, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 17 Swift, 80+ Swallow and 5 House Martin. (V Stratton, C Barnard & R Menari)

Rumps Point: 3 Pied Flycatcher (photo), 12+ Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 100+ Wheatear, Peregrine, Kestrel and 2 Common Swift. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 1 Cattle Egret still this morning plus a Common Sandpiper, more here. (N Climpson)Goonhilly Downs: Short-eared Owl over the downs this afternoon. (S Bury)

Sennen Cove: 45 Whimbrel off Cowloe today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bosavern: Swifts today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lizard: 5 Great Northern Divers past Southerly Point this morning.

Camelford: Ringtail harrier sp flew south at 13:45.

Pendeen: Hoopoe between Pendeen Watch and Manor Farm at 13:00.