Thursday 02 May 2013

Late news 29/04 Par Beach: c30 Whimbrel moving along the beach and circling the pool. (St Austell Baywatch)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Ad Lesser Yellowlegs still present at 20:30. (M Spicer et al.) Only the 2nd record for the marsh, the first was in 1980. (per D Flumm) 4 Mute Swan (including 1 immature) 6 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 4 Canada Geese, 1 hybrid goose, 2 Gadwall, 7 Mallard (plus broods of 19 & 4 ducklings), 1+ Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Common Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 15 Whimbrel over, c10 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 5+ White Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker et al.)

Lesser Yellowlegs Marazion Cornwall 2413 S Maycock Lesser Yellowlegs Marazion Cornwall 2413 A Mckechnie

Ad Lesser Yellowlegs, Simon Maycock & Alex Mckechnie.

Lesser Yellowlegs Marazion Cornwall 2513 S WilliamsLesser Yellowlegs, Sam Williams.

Marazion: 68 Dunlin, 27 Ringed Plover, flocks of 3, 7, 14 and 29 Whimbrel (mostly west), 5 Turnstone and c8 White Wagtail on the beach plus 1 Shelduck and 1 Sandwich Tern offshore. (D Parker)

Plain-an-Gwarry: Male Blackcap, singing Treecreeper and Goldfinch at Friendship Woods. (M Spicer)

Chyandour, Penzance: Drake Eider, Peregrine, 15 Whimbrel NW plus 9 in fields and Greenland Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 2 Red Kite high over drifting north at 12:40 and another Red Kite over very high drifting north at 13:27. Also 1 Cuckoo calling at Dunveth Farm (D Julian)

Chapel Carn Brea: Garden Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler and 3 Bullfinch. (F Currie)

Lands End: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2m Blackcap, 9 Whimbrel and 4 Wheatear, plus an increase in Willow Warblers and Common Whitethroat. (C Barnard)

Land’s End: Male Woodchat at Trevilley Farm. Park in the layby on the B3315 north of the entrance to the farm and walk along the access track to view the field on the left at cSW360246 from either 100m before the farm buildings or at the end of the metalled track by the farm buildings. (R Farnes)

Woodchat Trevilley Farm Cornwall 2513 R Farnes

Crousa Downs, Lizard: Male Marsh Harrier circling over Little Treleaver for over an hour late afternoon. (J Foster)

Crousa Downs, Lizard: Black Kite reported flying towards Culdrose and then flew south at 13:50.

Penzance: 33 Purple Sandpipers and 37 Whimbrel at high tide roost plus 20 Whimbrel on old heliport site. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)