Tuesday 09 April 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 1 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Mallard, 10 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, c10 Chiffchaff and 1+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker)

Siblyback Lake: Ad drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still, plus 2 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe and c6 Willow Warbler. (D Parker)

Lizard: Hoopoe at Lestowder early morning. (N.Berry) Still present at 12:55 on lawn opposite yellow farm building but flew north. Also Redstart just west of Nare Point.

St Ives Island: Female Black Redstart and female Wheatear in the morning. (M Spicer) Also 2 Sandwich Terns offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Bude Marshes: 10+ Teal, 5+ Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 3 Chiffchaff singing, c15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Cormorant over, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swallow, 1 House Martin and 1 Pied Wagtail. Also an active rookery nearby with at least 9 nests. (H Kendall)

Bude Estuary: 1 Common Sandpiper and 35 Herring Gulls. Also 1 Cormorant on sea, 3 Wheatears, 1 Rock Pipit and at least 10 Linnets in the breakwater area. (H Kendall)

Truro: 1 f Brambling and 1 Chiffchaff in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

St. Germans: M Brambling and 2 Chiffchaffs in a private garden. (A Blonden)

Blackpool Clay Trail: 6 Ring Ouzel, 1 Roe Deer and 1 Fox (S Cole and N. Climpson)

Penzance: 8 Brent geese still present off Wherrytown in the afternoon. (F Hull)

Falmouth: 3 Wheatear on Pendennis point, 8 Sandwich Terns and a Med Gull in the Carrick Roads and distant Gannets out to sea with another 3 Sandwich Terns off Castle Beach plus Little Egret and Raven over. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Little Grebe, singing Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff in the waterside vegetation, 1 Willow Warbler, with another on the cliffs towards Gyllyngvase beach, 12 Fulmar on their cliffs, and a distant flock of 10 Mallard. 2 dead Guillemot, 1 very fresh winter and 1 summer plumage birds amongst the seaweed washed up on the beach. (D Chaney)

Kynance Cove to the Lizard: 3 Stonechat, 4 Shag, c30-40 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Buzzard and 4 Oystercatcher. (A Kiz)

Porth Joke: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldecrest, 30 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

St Ives: 3 Ring Ouzels (2 Male + 1 Female) in the afternoon at Buttermilk Hill.  (P Tongue)

Ring Ouzel Buttermilk Hill Cornwall 9413 P Tongue

Treraven Meadows: Osprey over. Also 6 Canada Goose, 1 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Moorhen, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35 Pied Wagtail, 1 Little Ringed PLover, 17 Teal, 1 Curlew, 15 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Snipe, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Pipit, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 male Blackcap, 10 Siskin, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 House Sparrow and 1 Goldcrest. (D Julian)

Wadebridge: Osprey over at 14:00, presumably the Treraven bird also 2 Buzzard. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 12 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Teal, 2 Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 Meadow Pipit, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 1 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Siskin and 4 House Sparrow. (D Julian)

Egloshayle area: 30 Sand Martin, 4 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan, 6 Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal and 1 Curlew. (D Julian)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl hunting over the downs at midday plus 120+ Golden Plover. (C Selway)

Padstow: Black Redstart in field behind St Merryn.

Men-an-Tol: 2 male Ring Ouzels by the silage bales.