Wednesday 16th April 2014

Late news, 15/4, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (S Kolodziejski)

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Slavonian Grebe, Steve Kolodziejski

Late news, 15/4, St. Ives: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (C Barnard)

Porth Reservoir and Woods: 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Buzzard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 15+ drake Mallard, 2 fem Mallard with 6 & 5 ducklings each, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Dipper, 3 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 6 Linnet, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Song Thrush and 1 Nuthatch. (D Mays, two video clips below))

 

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Whimbrel, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus c5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 8 Teal, 7 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 9 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallow, c25 Sand Martin, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker & R Farnes)

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Whimbrel, Rod Farnes

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Willow Warbler, Rod Farnes

Maer Lake: 1 Little Ringed Plover. (T & J  Sleep)

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Little Ringed Plover

JSleep_LRPlover1_160414T & J  Sleep

Bodmin Moor, Sharp Tor: 1 m Redstart, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Raven, 5 Buzzard and 6 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

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Redstart, John St Ledger

Bodmin Moor, Golitha Falls: 2 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, also numbers of Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit and Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

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Treecreeper, John St Ledger

Freathy: 1 Osprey in off the sea. (M Jordan)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10  Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 1 Black-headed Gull, 9   Blue Tit, 8 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 30 Chaffinch, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Collared Dove, 8 Cormorant, 15 Curlew, 7 Dunnock, 12 Goldfinch, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, c50 Herring Gull, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Little Egret, 5  Magpie, 16  Mallard, 20  Mute Swan, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 16 Robin, 20 Rook, 45 Shelduck, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Starling, 24 Swallow, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Wigeon, c30 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern Divers offshore. (DK Parker)

Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis still. (MJ Spicer, DK Parker)

Falmouth, Pendennis: c.100 auk sp. flock west and 1 Swallow around the swimming pool end. Swanpool Point: 1 Common Whitethroat (+ another whitethroat sp.) in the low blackthorn alongside the coast path but flighty. Swanpool:  1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 sitting Mute Swan, partner as usual very aggressive to any ducks present. Gorrangorras: 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mute Swan and 1 recently fledged Raven. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir:  8 Great Crested Grebe.  (D Chaney)

College Reservoir:  1 Mute Swan (presume partner sitting somewhere), 2 Canada Goose, 6 Tufted Duck (3m3f), 2 Grey Heron, c50 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 v. black mantled), 1 Great Black-backed Gull.  (D Chaney)

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