Wednesday 09 May 2012

Late News 04/5 Nanquidno: Turtle Dove. (B Dodd)

Late News 08/5 Lizard: Nightingale in sub song in a private area. (T Blunden)

Late News 08/5 Buttermilk Hill: 4 Cuckoo, 6 Whimbrel, 10 Wheatear and 10+ Whitethroat. (V Stratton)

Late News 08/5 Trevalgan Farm: 1 Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Late News 08/5 Wicca Farm/Wicca Valley: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Whinchat plus numerous Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats and Blackcaps, a large passage of Warblers. (V Stratton)

Late News 08/5 Treraven Farm: A Garden Warbler singing in the evening. (C Selway)

Late News 08/5 Kynance Cove: Female Merlin seen in the evening on rocks adjacent to car park. (A Nicholson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese (plus 4 goslings), 1 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard, drake Gadwall, 2 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Swift, c60 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, Chiffchaffs, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Marazion: 1 female Kentish Plover at 10:15 when flushed by a dog walker, then again at 11:00-11:30 when yet again flushed by a dog walker, despite it being a “dog free” beach. Also 14 Whimbrel, 8 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Oystercatcher on the beach, opposite the west end of the dunes. (D Parker et al.) Kentish Plover relocated just east of Red river in the afternoon. (P Freestone et al.)

Kentish Plover at Marazion, B Field.

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 16 Purple Sandpipers and 5 Turnstones. (D Parker)

Land’s End: 25+ Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 26 Whimbrel, 3 singing Skylark and fem Stonechat feeding 2+ recently fledged young. (D Parker & M Elliot)

Sennen Cove: 3,000 Manx Shearwaters past, plus 7 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Turnstones on the rocks. (M Elliot)

Treraven Meadow: 2 female Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Shelduck and 40+ Barn Swallow. (C Selway) Also Hobby over at 18:30 flying towards town. (P Spong)

Stithians Reservoir:Stuart Hutchins hide; 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 male Cuckoo (heard), 2 House Martin, 7 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler. Both pairs of grebes were courting and nest building. (J St Ledger)