Sunday 20 May 2012

Late News 18/5 Mullion: Adult

Rose-coloured Starlingphotographed in the gardens around the church, farm shop and Post Office. (per R Wilkins)

Late News 19/5 Whitsand Bay: 7 Common Scoter on the sea at Wiggle consisted of 4 drake & 3 female. (M Beer)

Marazion: 21 Sanderling, 6 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel and 2 Ringed Plover on the beach and 4 Common Scoter still offshore. (D Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 9 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese (plus 1 gosling), 6 Greylag, 1 hybrid geese, 9 Mallard, 1 drake Shoveler, 10 Moorhen (with 2 broods), 1 Reed Bunting, male Stonechat, c30 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, c60 Swallows, Swifts, 1 Whitethroat, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Lizard: Bee-eaters heard only over the village late afternoon. (T Blunden)

Walmsley Sanctuary (CBWPS Members Only):2 Spoonbills (first year birds), pair of Garganey, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal and 2 Lapwing. (D Eva)

Rosewall Hill: 1 Cuckoo seen (maybe more heard) and 1 m Wheatear. (D Jenkins)Argal Reservoir: Black Tern today. (per W Jones)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpipers; 2 Turnstones. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sennen Cove: Basking Shark in the bay this morning, first for the year. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Downderry: Black Kite flew in off the sea at 13:00.

Porthgwarra: Great Northern Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Iceland Gull off the B3301 causeway.