Wednesday 01 May 2013

Late news 30/04 Talland Bay: Kite sp hunting at 20:30 in coastal field below navigation marker on hill east side of Talland Bay. (R & K Hall)

Late news 30/04 Stithians Reservoir: Cuckoo calling, Grasshopper Warbler in Mossop’s Bank ( west side) and  1w drake Long-tailed Duck still present. (T & M Hasdell)

Late news 30/04 Lands End: 25 Whimbrel, 11 Wheatear, 3 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2f Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Commmon Whitethroats and a light passage of Swallows. (C Barnard)

Late news 30/04 Treave Moor: 1 Sedge Warbler and 4 Wheatear. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan (including 1 immature) 4 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 5 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard (plus brood of 16 ducklings), 1+ Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 10 Moorhen, 10+ Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 5+ White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Marazion: 56 Dunlin, 39 Ringed Plover, 3+ Whimbrel, 12 Turnstone and c10 White Wagtail on the beach plus 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Penzance: 22 Purple Sandpipers and 35 Turnstones at Battery Rocks. (P St Pierre)

Newtown: Red Kite at 11:00 – 11:05 north over the roundabout at the junction of the A30 and A394 Marazion by pass. (D Flumm)

Penzance: Red Kite over Chyandour Coombe at 12:55 with 5 there at 13:15. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 89 Whimbrel, 2 Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 16 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Buzzard and 6 House Martin. (D Parker)

Sancreed: 4 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat and 2 Green Woodpecker. (D Flumm)

Bude Marsh: Goshawk circling and gliding high over Bude Marsh before flying off east at 11:30. (R Maye) Also 2 Grey Heron, 1 f Kestrel, 11 Teal, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Mallard one with 6 duckling, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 3 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 3 Swallows and 3 Goldfinch at 09:00. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamer Lake: 1 m Tufted Duck at 11:30. (R Mudge)

St Gothian Sands LNR: Red Kite over at midday. (M Grantham)

Polmorla Valley: Hobby, 3 Swifts, 5 Buzzard and 2 Sparrowhawk. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 4 Swifts. (D Julian)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Common Sandpiper in Ryan’s Field. (T & M Hasdell)

Devoran: 16 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover (partial summer plumage), 7 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover (juv), 2 Shelduck, 10+ Black-headed Gull and 2 Little Egret. (J St Ledger)

Grey Plover Devoran Cornwall 1st May 2013 J St Ledger

Falmouth: 5 Swift over Trescobeas area. (J St Ledger)

Church Cove, Lizard: Whitethroat singing, 20+ Whimbrel in a field by the reeds plus plenty of Wheatears and Dunnocks. (R Farnes)

Whitethroat Lizard Cornwall 1513 R FarnesLand’s End: 2 Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 male Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wood Warbler at Trinity Pool. (F Hull & B Dodd)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 1 Buzzard, 2 Blackbird, c50 Carrion Crow, 10 Cormorant, 4 Dunnock, 6 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Guillemot, 25 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 11 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Linnet, 4 Magpie, c100 Manx Shearwater, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Puffin, 20 Razorbill, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 20 Rock Pipit, 7 Rook, 30 Shag, 7 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Stonechat, c50 Swallow, 10 Wheatear, 13 Whimbrel, 15 Whitethroat, c50 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

St Blazey: Red Kite being mobbed over St Blazey in the evening, moving towards Lostwithiel, before it headed off in the direction of the Gribbon. (P Barlow & R Davey)

Higher Bosigran, St Levan: 3 Red Kite for about 15 mins at 9:45 when they flew east. Also 6 Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail. (C Barnard)

Porthgwarra: 13 Wheatear, 13 House Martin, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Whimbrel, 2 pair Stonechat, numerous Swallows and Common Whitethroats. (C Barnard)

Lands End Cycle Track: 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 f  Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatear, several Willow Warbler and 4 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Treave Moor: 12 Wheatear and 4 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Red Moor/Breney Common: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 10+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Willow Tit heard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6+ Blackcap, Raven on nest, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, Canada Goose on nest and Kestrel on nest. (P McVey)

Land’s End:  2 Red Kites. (C Moore)

Trispen: Black Kite, 2 Red Kite and 20+ Buzzard around ploughed fields between Trispen and Carland Cross in the evening. (C Mason)

College Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher. (S Perfect)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Osprey flew north. (S Perfect)

Polgigga: 3 or 4 Red Kites over east around 10:30. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: Red Kite over around 14:30. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Plain an Gwarry: 4 Red Kites over. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Trevilley Farm: Ad male Woodchat still.