Thursday 11 April 2013

Late News 08/04 Wadebridge: Extremely emaciated Little Egret found dead by the Polmorla stream. (R Hurrell)

Late News 09/04 Camel Estuary, Rock to Padstow area: 3 Razorbill and 1 Guillemot going upriver together. 46 Sandwich Terns roosting on Rock moorings at dusk, max of 4 or 5 birds per mooring buoy. 5 terns went  off high and N over Rock into the darkness. Single Redshank heard on the move after dark. (R Hurrell)

Late News 10/04 Bodmin: Cormorant battling into the strong winds over Sir John Moore House, Bodmin late afternoon. (R Hurrell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 4 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 5 Mallard, 10 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2+ Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 22 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 4 Swallow, 5+ Sand Martin, 1+ Willow Warbler, c10 Chiffchaff and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler. (D Parker, F Hull & B Dodd) Also Bittern reported again at 07:50.

Marazion: 46 Turnstone and 28 Sanderling on the beach and 5 Sandwich Terns and a Razorbill offshore. (D Parker)

Siblyback Lake: Drake Lesser Scaup and Red-necked Grebe still, in the NE corner plus c12 Sand Martins. (M Spicer)

Newlyn: 8 Brent Geese by the harbour behind the Tolcarne Inn, later seen at Wherrytown. (D Parker & S Maycock)

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Penzance: 1 Brent Goose and 3 Sandwich Terns off Jubilee Pool. (D Parker)

Portscatho: 11 sum plum Slavonian Grebes, 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Med Gulls. (R Wilkins)

Par: Drake Ring-necked Duck still on Par Beach Pool in the morning, Green Sandpiper again and 2 Water Rail at the back of the pool. (N Climpson) Ring-necked Duck still present in the evening. (R Davey) Also Whimbrel on Spit Beach at mid day. (P Barlow)

Green Sandpiper Par Beach Pool Cornwall 110413 N Climpson Water Rail Par Beach Pool Cornwall 110413 N Climpson

Padstow: Swallows returned to the area today. (D Smeeton)

Par: Male and female Blackcaps in a private garden at Tywardreath. (S Hunkin)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 drake Pintail still present. (F Hull & B Dodd)

St. Germans: 2 fem Black Redstarts, also 3 Blackcaps still coming to bird table. (A Blonden)

Rumps Point: 2 Puffin, 2 Snipe, 5 Wheatear, 40+ Linnet, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 12+ Rock Pipit, 20+ Sand Martin and 4 Barn Swallow in the morning. (C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Ruff, 93 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Greenshank, 34 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 17 Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 12 Shoveler, 12 Shelduck, 9 Gadwall, 33 Teal, 20+ Sand Martin, 9 Swallow, 8 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler. (C Selway)

Falmouth: 2s Med Gull, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 4 Sandwich Terns in the Carrick Roads. 2 Rock Pipits on Pendennis Point, 20+ Gannets distantly in the bay and 2 Fulmars flew past. Also 1 sum plum Slavonian Grebe close in between Castle and Gyllyngvase Beach, actively diving, with another 4+ Sandwich Terns in Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Water Rail and 2+ Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 7 Turnstone, 6+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, 5 Little Egret, 6+ Teal and Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 2 Shelduck, 10+ Curlew and 10+ Redshank. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir:5+ Willow Warbler and 4+ Chiffchaff around the 2 hides at the southern end also Water Rail heard and 1 Swallow. 4 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 8 Tufted Duck on the main reservoir. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir: 3+ Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: Great Crested Grebe, 6 Canada Goose, Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck, Teal, 2+ Willow Warblers singing, Chiffchaffs and 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

St Buryan: Drake Garganey in area with no public access.

Porthgwarra: Male Black Redstart on cliff top, 200m west of coastguard lookout at 13:00.