Wednesday 17 April 2013

Late News 15/04 St Ives: Probable White Stork over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 15/04 Lamorna: Hoopoe reported at Tregurnow. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 16/04 Chapel Carn Brea: Cuckoo seen and heard. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 16/04 Penzance: C60+ Whimbrel over, 22 Purple Sandpipers and 3 Sandwich Terns. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature), 3 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 2 hybrid geese, 1 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 1 Snipe, 40 Whimbrel over, c120 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin and 2+ Cetti’s Warbler, early morning. (D Parker)

Marazion: Merlin over Godolphin Terrace and 26 Turnstone on the beach. (D Robinson & D Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Canada Goose, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Cormorant. (D Parker)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 6 Blackbird, 1  Black-headed Gull, c50 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Buzzard, 3 Canada Goose, 30 Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Collared Dove,1 Common Gull, 30 Cormorant, c150 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, 10 Goldfinch, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, c150 Herring Gull, 15 House Martin, 25 House Sparrow,30 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Little Egret,3 Long-tailed Tit,20  Magpie, 20 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, c40 Mute Swan, 40 Oystercatcher, 2 Pheasant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 30 Redshank, 12 Ringed Plover, 4 Robin, 30 Rook, 1 Ruff, 2 Sand Martin, c50 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6 Starling, c700 Swallow, 12 Whimbrel, 10 Wigeon, c50 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Wadebridge: 1 Swift. (D Julian)

Clapper Marshes: 1 Swift. (D Julian)

Falmouth: 50+ Gannet, 12+ Fulmar, 157 Manx Shearwater, flock of 3 Great Skua, 400+ auk sp, 133 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and 9 Sandwich Tern from Pendennis Point between 12:00 & 13:00. Also 1 Curlew flew into the roads. There were also 6 Great Northern Divers offshore, two close in together, 2 mid-range together, 2 separate birds more distant, and 2 Guillemots on the sea. 2 Wheatear on the point itself. A further 3 Sandwich Terns at Gyllyngvase Beach and a Little Egret at Castle Beach. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail and singing Chiffchaffs. (D Chaney)

Helford River: Iceland Gull off the Ferryboat Inn. (per J Turner)

Argal Reservoir: 40 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Common Swift and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 80+ Swallow, 40+ Sand Martin and 5 Tufted Duck. (D Chaney)

Siblyback Lake: Red-necked Grebe still present.