Friday 18 May 2012

Late News 12/5 Draynes Wood, Upper Fowey: 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Late News 16/5 Kilminorth Woods, Looe: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit. (D Spooner)

Late News 17/5 East Looe: Lesser Whitethroat, singing by coast path for its second day. (D Spooner)

Late News 17/5 Long Rock Pool: Otter again at 15:45. (C Bowden-Dan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 10 Grey Heron, 2+ Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 6 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 9 Moorhen, 5+ Whimbrel, c20 Swift, c10 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker & W Renshaw) Also 1 Turtle Dove reported.

Marazion: 70+ Dunlin, 30+ Sanderling, 17 Whimbrel, 6 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Grey Plover on the beach, 2 Arctic Tern and 4 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker & R Wilkins)

Lizard: Turtle Dove south of Lizard Village at Hellarcher Farm. (T Blunden)

Penzance, Eastern Green: Eider on offshore rocks. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: (CBWPS members only): 3 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese (with broods of 5 & 6), 1 Greylag, 26 Mallard (with broods of 3 & 4), drake Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 168 Herring Gull, 5 GBB Gull, 2 LBB Gull, c20 Swift, c20 Sand Martin and c30 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warbler. (D Parker)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only): 2 Spoonbill this afternoon, also pair of Garganey, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Lapwing, and 3 Dunlin. (D Julian & C Selway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: c25 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Wilkins)

Bartinney: 2s male Hen Harrier and 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)

Clapper Marshes: Male Pintail and Wigeon. (D Julian)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 2 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret and 4 Mute Swan. (L Sampson & D Chaney)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 14+ Swift, 20+ Swallow, plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, also 6 occupied Fulmar nest sites and 1 Little Egret nearby. (D Chaney & P Walcroft)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 1 Whitethroat singing, showing well in the Pampas grass, 1 Blackcap and 1 Grey Heron. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2+ Blackcap, 5 House Martin, 12+ Swallow, 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea by St Anthony Head, 1 Guillemot and 1 Razorbill plus some distant Gannets. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan with 8 Cygnets still, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mallard, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, plenty of Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Jays. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young in nest hole. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 5+ Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe displaying, 1 Mute Swan, 1
House Martin, 10+ Swallow, 1 Cuckoo heard briefly to the north, 2+ Garden Warbler (2m seen singing), 3+ Whitethroat, 2+ Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Willow Warbler and 1 Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

Sennen: First brood of fledged Starlings today, maybe a fortnight earlier than usual. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)