Sunday 06 May 2012

Late News 02/5 Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only):1 Black-tailed Godwit and c150 Whimbrel. (J Lawman)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese (plus 4 goslings), 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 8 Mallard, 2 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 9 Whimbrel, c20 Swift, c20 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaffs, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Windmill Farm:2 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whinchat and Grey Heron. (D Wright)

Rame/Penlee: Nightingale in subsong and then full song near the sculpture at Penlee Reserve at 11:20. Probably the same bird in subsong in bushes south of Penlee car park at 12:00, 1 Garden Warbler in Penlee car park, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing on coast path below Penlee reserve, 1 Hobby in off the sea and flew north, 2 flyover Yellow Wagtail on the Military Road and 1 Short-eared Owl on the Military Road. (G Lewis)

De Lank Waterworks, St Breward: 12+ Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Cuckoo (1m,1f) and male Redstart showing beautifully on telegraph pole around 12:00. (D Ricketts)

Porthgwarra: 5+ Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Stonechat, Chaffinch, 1 Cuckoo and 1 Herring gull that stole my pasty! (W Renshaw)

Mounts Bay: Summer plumaged Great Northern Diver. (B Toms)

Land’s End: 1 Cuckoo over Swingates, 1 Garden Warbler in willows by southern path from car park and 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling. (B Toms) Also 1 Black Redstart on the cycle track.

Lizard: 1 Lesser Whitethroat along track between Church Cove & Bass Point. (I Maclean)

Wadebridge: Family of Siskins including at least 3 young around a private back garden this afternoon. Also 1 Sparrowhawk. (W Delacour)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 7 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 3 Reeve, 40+ Common Swift, 300+ Swallow, 30+ House Martin, 250+ Sand Martin, 2 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 2 Greylag Geese and 2 Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)

Penzance: 1 Dipper in a private garden backing on to Chyandour Brook, Heamoor. (F Hull)

Kenidjack: 100+ Sand Martin and some House Martins. Orange Tip, Small Copper, Holly Blue and several Small White butterflies. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: Juv Iceland Gull on the big beach this morning.

Lizard Village: Black Redstart again in car park between the Witchball Pub and Top House Pub.

Porthgwarra: 3 Great Northern Diver past Gwennap Head.

Nanquidno: 300 Whimbrel this morning.