Friday 11th April 2014

Late news, 10/4, Zennor Hill: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (V Stratton)

River Gannel, upper reaches: 4+ Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 1 Little Egret, 1 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock and a few Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie, Carrion crow and of course quite a few Herring Gull. (D Mays)

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Red Kite

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Derek Mays

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryans Field: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatcher. (D Jenkins)

Longrock beach: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 m Surf Scoter, 1 m Common Scoter, 1 Black throated Diver and 3 Whimbrel on the rocks with 1 Curlew. (D Jenkins)

Zennor Hill: 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, c4 Willow Warbler and c8 Chiffchaff. (MJ Spicer)

Trewey Common: 2 Tree Pipit. (MJ Spicer)

Gothian Sands LNR: 1 juv Glaucous Gull and 1 Barnacle Goose. (M Grantham)

Gillan Greek: 1 Glossy Ibis again. (R Farnes)

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Glossy Ibis, Rod farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag, 3 hybrid geese, 2 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 8 Mallard plus 7 ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 6 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Otters. (DK Parker, A Mckechnie & D Jenkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Reed Bunting (m), 1 Mallard with 10-12 duckling, 1 Marsh Tit and 6 Sand Martin. (R Mudge)

Kynance Cove: 4 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Skylark, 2 Kestrel (1m, 1f), 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven. (J St Ledger)

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Kestrel, John St Ledger

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Wheatear, John St Ledger

Lizard Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Sandwich Tern, 10 Manx Shearwater and a good passage of Auks and Gannet. Also 5 Bottlenose Dolphin and 3 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

Wadebridge, Kestle Quarry: 1 singing Grasshopper Warbler. (P Spong)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise-Penzance to Wolf Rock: 74 Manx Shearwater, 82 Guillemot,14 Razorbill, 59 Gannet, 6 Puffin,16 Kittiwake,77 Herring Gull,14 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Surf Scoter. (DA Conway)

Lands End: 2 Puffin on the sea. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall: 10 Swallows on the golf course this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

Millbrook: 1 2w Iceland Gull roosting on lake with Herring Gulls.

Falmouth: 1 Black Guillemot off Swanpool and 1 Black-throated Diver, 10 Sandwich Tern and 20 Great Northern Diver in Falmouth Bay. Pendennis Point: 4 Linnet, 6 Wheatear (2m 4f), 1 Swallow around the castle, 2 Bullfinch, Blackcaps and Chiffchaff singing, 2 Peregrine (mf), 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Rock Pipit with nesting material. Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Swallow and 2 Goldcrest. Swanvale: Willow Warbler, Blackcaps, Sparrowhawk etc. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe still.

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 18 Wheatear  (12 males 6 females). Trevalgan Hill: 9 Wheatear  (4 males and 5 females) and 1 Swallow. Zennor Hill: 1 Sand Martin and 42 Swallows a continual Westerly passage throughout the late afternoon and early evening over the moors. (V Stratton)

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