Wednesday 03 April 2013

Late News 1/4 Porth Reservoir: 30 Sand Martin, 10 Cormarant, 2 Moorhen, 8 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Late News 2/4 Loe Pool: 6 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 1 Swallow and 1 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Late News 2/4 Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan, 29 Tufted Duck. (S Rowe)

Late News 02/04 Swanpool: 1w Iceland Gull, arrived at 19:00 and bathed for 20 minutes until it left. A different bird from the one seen in Helston on the 27th (this one more advanced, with all pale bill base). (R Matias)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull, probably the bird seen at Helston. (M Elliot) Also 6 Swallows over Copperhouse Creek at 15:15 flying North, plus a Greenshank, c20 Shelduck and c10 Lesser Black backed Gulls, 34 Herring Gulls and 4 Curlew. (D King) 1 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, Black Swan, 5 Med Gull (3 adult & 2 2nd Cal yr) and 5 Turnstone on the main estuary plus Firecrest, Willow Warbler and Little Egret on Ryan’s Field. (T Mills) Summer plumaged m Goosander on the Estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendeen Watch: 2 Wheatears, 2 Ravens, 3 Chough, 1 female-type Black Redstart on the lighthouse buildings, 1 Sandwich Tern feeding close in just north of the lighthouse. (A Hartley)

Hayle Kimbro: 2 Pintail, 12 Shoveler, 2 teal and 3 Wigeon. (D Eva)

Truro: Female Brambling in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Camel Estuary: Ad Little Gull at Old Town Cove. (D Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Bitterns, 3 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Sand Martins, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warblers and 2 Adders. (D Flumm & T Mills) Also 1 Firecrest reported.

Marazion: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Razorbills and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (T Mills)

Port Isaac: 2 Swallow and 2 Sandwich Tern this afternoon. (T Potterton)

Helston: 5 Wheatear at Culdrose this morning. (D Wright)

Blackpool Clay Trail: Male Ring Ouzel this afternoon and 3 males seen at 17:30. (P Barlow & R Davey)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Little Gull, 1 Med gull (adult), 10 Sandwich Tern (2 resting on seawall), 1 Razorbill and 8 Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Little Gull Falmouth Gyllyngvase Beach Cornwall 3rd April 2013 J St Ledger Sandwich Tern Falmouth Castle Beach Cornwall 3rd April 2013 J St Ledger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: c60 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Blackbird, c100  Black-headed Gull, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 2 Blue Tit, 10 Buzzard, 1 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, c250 Curlew, c300 Dunlin, 6 Dunnock, 65 Golden Plover, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Goosander, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 4 Greenfinch, 8 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, c40 Grey Plover, c300 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Kittiwake, 15 Knot, 2 Lapwing, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8  Magpie, 10 Mallard, 50 Mute Swan, 1 Osprey, 75 Oystercatcher, 6 Pied Wagtail, 5 Red-legged Partridge, c200 Redshank, 150 Ringed Plover, 6 Robin, 25 Rook, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Shag, c60 Shelduck, 1 Snipe, c60 Starling, 2 Teal, 6 Turnstone, 3 Wheatear, 35 Wigeon, c300 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Treraven Meadow: 1 Snipe, 3 Teal, 2 Curlew, c30 Meadow Pipit, c30 Pied Wagtail, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow and 1 Grey Wagtail. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Porth Joke: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Redwing, 8 Song Thursh, 6 Wheatear, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Sandwich Tern and 3 Water Rail. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: Probable hybrid from Stuart Hutching hide, mid-afternoon among Tufted Duck.

Lesser Scaup Stithians Reservoir Cornwall 3413 D Viner

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 2 Spoonbill, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Pintail, 8 Gadwall, 3 Tufted, 15 Shoveler, 30+ Teal, 2 Shelduck, 40+ Sand Martin, and 3 Swallow. (C Selway, R Farnes, B Sharples & N Climpson)

Whooper Swans Walmsley Cornwall 3413 C Selway Black-tailed Godwit Walmsley Cornwall 3413 R Farnes
Spoonbill Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 3413 R Farnes Spoonbill Walmsley Sanctuary Cornwall 30413 R Farnes

Whooper Swans, Colin Selway. Black-tailed Godwit & Spoonbill, Rod Farnes.

Swanpool: Common Scoter still (photos here), 20+ Mallard, 16 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Chiffchaff and Water Rail heard. (D Chaney)

Drift: Black Redstart at Tresvennack Farm. (B Field)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Black redstart and 4 Wheatears. (M Spicer)

Tregeseal, St Just: 5 Blackcaps in private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Little Ringed Plover and Water Pipit still. Also Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest at the sewerage works.

Penzance: Black Redstart on sea defences east of the train station.

Siblyback Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewerage works.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Arctic Tern and 35 Sandwich Terns on Porth Kidney Sands.

Mousehole: Imm Iceland Gull roosting on St Clement’s Isle.