Wednesday 30th April 2014

Late news 27/4 Helford: 2 Barnacle Geese in Frenchman’s Creek. (Per RSPB)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose with 3 goslings, 4 Greylag with 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard plus 4 & 2 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 12 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, R Farnes – photos)

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Marazion: 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone and 8 Whimbrel on the beach plus 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Sandwich Tern, 18 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit offshore. (DK Parker)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis circled the pool twice before flying north c.8:15am. (J Rance)

St Erth: 4 Greylag Goose plus 5 young, 2 Canada Goose, 8 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Linnet. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver off Eastern Green.

Maer Lake: 1 Garganey, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, c8 Swallows, 1 House Martin, several Sand Martin, 1 Dunlin and 1 Mallard with 6 duckling. (R Mudge, PJ Smale) 

Gannel Estuary: 14 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Lammas)

Bowithick, near Davidstow: 2 Redstarts, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Nuthatch, c. 12 Swallows, 1 Raven over, 2 Song Thrushes, 1 Jay, 8 Chaffinches, Coal, Blue and Great Tits. (H Kendall)

St Just: 1 Hawfinch by Tregeseal Rugby Club. (S Williams -photos)

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Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Blackbird, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-headed Gull, 10 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Common Gull, 5 Cormorant, 12 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 10 Goldfinch, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, c200 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Magpie, 10  Mallard, 20  Mute Swan, c75 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Redshank, 20 Robin, 20 Rook, c50 Shelduck, 12 Starling, 12 Swallow, c50 Whimbrel, 20 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

MJS

Tuesday 29th April 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Red-rumped Swallow still, plus 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose with 3 goslings, 4 Greylag with 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 8 Mallard plus 4 & 3 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, c20 Swallow, c10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Marazion: 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 14 Whimbrel on the beach plus 4 Great Northern Diver and 7 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker, J Hawkey, MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 1m Eider off Chyandour still plus groups c70 Whimbrel over Eastern Green and c40 Whimbrel over Chyandour. (D King) 1 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks. (R Farnes – photo)

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Bartinney: 3 Cuckoo and 1 Tree Pipit. (P&H Taylor)

Nanquidno: 1 Garden Warbler. (P&H Taylor)

Land’s End: 2 Wheatear. (P&H Taylor)

Maer Lake: 1 Garganey, 15 Curlew, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, 1 Mallard with 3 duckling and1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge) Also 11 Whimbrel reported.

Gannel Estuary: 9 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 18 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Falmouth: 1 summer plumage Great Northern Diver, 3 Sandwich Tern and 4 Guillemot off Castle Beach. (J St Ledger) 2 Wheatear and 1 Whitethroat Pendennis. (D Chaney)

Sennen Cove: 14 Whimbrel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pentreath: 1 Minke Whale Heading NNW. (S Pilbeam)

MJS

Monday 28th April 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard plus 4 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 2+ Red-rumped Swallow, 5 Swallow, 11 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, B Field, J Ryan)

Marazion: 5 Whimbrel and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Iceland gull, 13 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (J Rance)

Lizard, Lower Predannack: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Skylark, 4 Sedge Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 4 Stonechat, 5 Wheatear. Also numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger – photos)
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Croft Pascoe: 1 Golden Oriole. (per J Ryan)

Red Moor: 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (P McVey)

Truro: 5 Dipper chicks ringed from 3 nests. See http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk

MJS

Sunday 27th April 2014

Late news 26/4 Falmouth: 238 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Bonxie west. (S Perfect)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Red-rumped Swallow to 19:30 at least. (C Barnard & S Williams) 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Mallard plus 4 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 9 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, c60 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

DSC_9240Red-rumped Swallow by Sam Williams. More details here.

Marazion: 29 Whimbrel on the beach. (DK Parker)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 Snipe and 1 Cuckoo. (D Eva)

Mousehole: 4 Sandwich Tern. ( S Maycock – photo)

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Mounts Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Maycock)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Glaucous Gull (ad and imm).

Gannel Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Penzance: 19 Purple Sandpiper reported on Battery Rocks.

Falmouth: 1 Great Northern Diver and 25 Whimbrel off Gyllyngvase. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Whimbrel and 2 Swallow at Castle beach. 17 Whimbrel and 1 Swallow off Swanpool. 1 Razorbill, 1 Reed Warbler and 1m Blackcap at Swanpool.

MJS

 

 

Saturday 26th April 2014

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Snow Bunting by Jason Clifford, which frequented a St Merryn garden for three days mid month.

Late news 25/4 Foage Valley, Zennor: 9 Blackcaps  7 Whitethroat, 12+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 14 Wheatear, 6 Swallow and 5 Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Late news 25/4 Zennor Hill: 3 Cuckoo,12 Wheatear, 4 Buzzard and 5 Swallow. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Whimbrel, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow and 2 Whitethroat. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 20+ Whimbrel. (S Maycock – photo)

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Long Rock: 243 Whimbrel on the beach in 2 flocks of 116 & 127 at 09:00. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c40 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 3 Otter on Longrock Pool. (J Chapple, B Field & DK Parker)

Falmouth: 500+ Gannet /hour, 80+ Fulmar, 30+Manx Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern,1f Eider, 3Common Scoter, 3 Bonxie, 100+ Auk spp, 30 Whimbrel, 30+ Kittiwake and 4 diver spp past Pendennis Point. 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Mute Swan and 1 Black-throated Diver off Gorrangorras.(D Chaney)

Newlyn: 2 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Tern and 76+ Manx Shearwater past plus 3 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

East Looe: 65 Whimbrel. (D Spooner)

Buttermilk Hill: 1+ Ring Ouzel.

MJS

Friday 25th April 2014

Late news 24/4 The Lizard: 1 Great Spotted Cuckoo photographed along the track to Kynance Cove. (P&J Nelmes)

St Erth: 1 Cuckoo. (GH Spicer)

The Lizard: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and c8 Whitethroat. (MJ Spicer)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack: Seawatch 08:00 – 09:00 1 Great Skua, 7 Puffin, 64 Manx Shearwater, 12 Fulmar, 11 Whimbrel, 25 Kittiwake, c40 Gannet and c120 auks,  all heading SW except the Whimbrel, which were moving NE. (D Wood)

Croft Pascoe: 1 f Montagu’s Harrier still, plus 1 Cuckoo, 1 m Kestrel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Stonechat. (L Proctor, P&H Taylor, M Bishop, J St Ledger – photos)

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Montagu’s Harrier video by J Chapple.

The fate of a Montagu’s Harrier that didn’t make it beyond Malta, see at c4.55 minutes. Note the missing flight feathers in the Croft Pascoe bird, it too may have had a close encounter on its migration north.

Windmill Farm: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Peregrine and 1 Grey Heron. (D wright)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard plus 5 ducklings, 1 Fulmar over, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 11 Swallow, 13 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker) Also 3 Otter on Longrock Pool. (A James)

Scillonian 111 Penzance – Wolf Lighthouse: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmar, 15 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 4 Shag, c70 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 44 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Puffin and 1 Swallow. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Scillonian 111 Wolf Lighthouse – Penzance: 1 Common Scoter (same as am.), 2 Great Northern Diver, 16 Fulmar, 53 Manx Shearwater, 71 Gannet, c70 Whimbrel (same as am.), 9 Kittiwake, 10 Sandwich Tern, 42 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill3 Puffin and 1 Swallow. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Penzance: 1 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (DK Parker, DS Flumm & A Norris)

Ruan Minor: 1 Glossy Ibis over this morning.

Land’s End: 1 Whitethroat. (R Farnes – photo)

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Church Cove: 1 Little Auk reported. 

Sennen: 1 Tree Pipit. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: 1 Cuckoo. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) 

MJS

Thursday 24th April 2014

St Ives, Clodgy Point: 1 Whitethroat and 1 Wheatear. Mans Head: 2 Wheatear. (M Rouncefield) Buttermilk Hill: 5 Ring Ouzel. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Plus 2 Cuckoo, 14 Wheatear, 6 Common Buzzard and  2 Raven. (V Stratton) Wicca Valley/Cove: 1 Cuckoo, 4 Wheatear, 50+ Swallow,  5 House Martin,  4 Sand Martin, 26 Fulmars on the ledges at nest site, 150  Manx Shearwaters feeding off shore with Razorbills, Guillemots, Fulmars, Kittiwakes and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (V Stratton)

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Ring Ouzel, Viv Stratton

Men-an-Tol: 5+ Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Cuckoo. (A McKechnie)

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Grasshopper Warbler, Alex McKechnie

Mount’s Bay: 40 Whimbrel and 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser)

Newquay, Whitecross: 12 Buzzards flying around together joined by 1 Peregrine, 3 Swallow and 1pr Yellowhammer. (D Thomas) Porth Joke: 1 Whitethroat and 1 Stonechat. (P Martin)

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Whitethroat, Phil Martin

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St Just, Radio Station: 1 Hoopoe again today. (M Bishop)

Tredinney Common: 1 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 2 Cuckoo and 1 Tree Pipit. (M Bishop)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 1 f Montagu’s Harrier again. (S Kolodziejski, D Parker, M Spicer & T Mills)

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Montagu’s Harrier, Steve Kolodziejski

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Montagu’s Harrier, Tony Mills

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Polgigga: 1 Cuckoo.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: 1 Hooded Crow reported.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 2 Otter. (A James)

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Otters, Alan James

 

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