Friday 4th April 2014

Newquay, Towan Head: 20+ Purple Sandpiper again. (M Lammas)

Kenidjack Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 f Blackcap and 1 Swallow, 4+ Sand Martin over valley. (P&H Taylor)

St Erth: 5 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Willow Wabler, 1 Cetti’s Wabler, c8 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Linnet. (MJ Spicer)

Gwenter: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (G Adams & A Pay)

Kennack Sands: 4 Black-throated Diver and 6 Sand Martin at nesting cliffs. (G Adams & A Pay)

Gwendreath: 3 Blackcap, 8+ Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler. (G Adams & A Pay)

Marazion, Causeway: 1 moulting m Eider and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit. (S Maycock) Station House car park: 2 drake Long-tailed Duck, 3 drake Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and c6 Sandwich Tern. (DK Parker) Plus 1 juv Glaucous Gull on beach.

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Bar-tailed Godwit, Simon Maycock

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Eider, Simon Maycock

Porthgwarra: 6 Linnet. (S Maycock)

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Linnet, Simon Maycock.

Bude Downs and Efford Beacon: 11 Cormorant, 1 Wheatear, 6 Linnet, 1 Stonechat (m), c50 Herring Gull, 20 Fulmar, 2 Skylark and 2 Raven. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Crested Grebe displaying, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (f), 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit and 1 Coal Tit. (R Mudge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 14 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 18 Moorhen, 11 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker, P St Pierre & L Proctor)

Penzance, off Railway Station: 1 imm m Surf Scoter, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 ad m Eider. (M Ahmad, T Mills and Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 1 Shelduck, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 f Eider, 2 Whimbrel and 3 Linnet. Castle Beach: 4 Oystercatcher. Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Willow Warbler. Gorrangorras: 1 Greenshank and 5 Mute Swan. Treverva: 1 Swallow. (D Chaney)

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at roost.

St. Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 7 breeding territories of Meadow Pipits they seem to be arriving daily along with the Linnets and 6 Common Buzzard. (V Stratton)

RSPB Scillonian wildlife Cruise,  (Penzance to Wolf Rock): 8 Manx Shearwater, 1Surf Scoter, 1 Eider, 3 (2x1w +2s) Mediterranean Gull. (P Clarke)

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25/3/14: Golden Plover, Paul Copner

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