Thursday 10th April 2014

Ringing report 3rd Apr, Walmsley Sanctuary: the reported Spoonbill was ringed 23rd May 2009 at Schlerwig-Holstein, Oland, Germany, and has already been sighted in Spain, Portugal and Germany.

Early breeding reports: 9/4 Boscastle: 1 fledgling Blackbird. 10/4 Wadebridge: 4 fledgling Blackbird. (P Spong)

Late news, 9/4 St Ives to Zennor area, Wicca Valley: 2 Wheatear (m) and 26 Fulmar on their ledges. Buttermilk Hill: 14 Wheatear  (8m, 6f) and a few Meadow Pipit some nesting. Zennor Hill: 7 Wheatear (5m 2f) and 2 Swallow. Eagles Nest: 6 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Gillan Creek, Carne: 1 Glossy Ibis still. (M Grantham)

Porth Reservoir and woodland: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dipper, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Geese, a few Coot & Moorhen, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Jay, 14+Blackcap, 10+Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, 20+Blue Tit, 20+Chaffinch, 6 Buzzard, 10+Wren, 6+Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 6+Great Tit and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (D Mays)

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Dipper, Derek Mays

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  6 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag, 2 hybrid geese, 12 Teal, 7 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1w drake Surf Scoter and 2 Mute Swan off the Station House at 07:00. (L Proctor & D Parker) plus 2 Black-throated Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Longrock: 2 1w drake Long-tailed Duck and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (L Proctor & D Parker)

Nanquidno: 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, c20 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 10+ Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker and 3 Raven. (DK Parker)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger) Castle Beach: 1 Black Guillemot.

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 summer plumage Slavonian Grebe, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. (P Martin & R Farnes) Also 1 Swallow, 1 Mallard with 3 duckling, 1 Raven and 6 Canada Geese.

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Great Crested Grebe

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Phil Martin

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Slavonian Grebe, Rod Farnes

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Willow Warbler, Rod Farnes

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Reed Bunting, Rod Farnes

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Wadebridge, Polmorla Valley: 1 Hen Harrier over. (C Selway)

Clapper Marshes: 33 Canada Goose, 10 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Moorhen, 2 Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Magpie, 34 Rook, 22 Jackdaw, 1 Wren, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Siskin and 1 Blackbird. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 f Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 2 m Wigeon, 50 Sand Martin. (C Selway)

St Ives area, Buttermilk Hill: 6 Wheatear. Zennor Hill: 4 m Ring Ouzel. St Ives Bay: 8 Sandwich Tern. (V Stratton)

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