Thursday 17th April 2014

Late news 16/4 Hayle Estuary: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 12 Little Egret, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Grey Plover. (S Turner)

Late news 16/4 Chun Down: 1 Cuckoo and 27 Wheatear. (I Webster)

St Erth: 6+ Siskin in Friendship Wood, plus 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Linnet. (MJ Spicer)

Towan Head: 8 Purple Sandpiper with Turnstones. (M Lammas)

Lanivet: 1 f Merlin chasing House Martins. (P Davies)

Rame Head: 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier. (D Allan)

Chyandour, Penzance: 13 Sandwich Tern and 1m Eider still paired to an adult Great Black-backed Gull. (DS Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus c5 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 6 Teal, 9 Mallard plus 8 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker)

Land’s End: 2 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 4 Whitethroat. (DK Parker, C Moore)

Carn Brae: 4 Ring Ouzel. (C Moore)

Bartinney Down: 1 Cuckoo. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra: 1 Dotterel. (M Wallace)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear (1m, 3 f) and1 Mallard with 14 ducklings. (M & T Hasdell)

Buttermilk Hill: 14 Ring Ouzel, 1 Cuckoo, 21 Wheatear, 5 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel and several Linnet and Meadow Pipit this morning plus 2 Ring Ouzel and 9 Wheatear this evening. (V Stratton, J Thomas)

St John’s Lake: 1 Spoonbill and 12 Shelduck. (D Courtnell)

Windmill Farm: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 18 Swallow and Willow Warbler and Chiffchaffs. (D Wright)

Porth Joke: 12 Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, several Skylark, Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Moorhen and 3 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Zennor Hill: 5 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Lizard Village: Great White Egret flew north. (T Blunden)

Gurnard’s Head: 1f Ring Ouzel.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Falmouth: 1 Black Guillemot and 1 Whitehroat.

Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis still. (P Tongue – photo)

Glossy-Ibis

Sennen: 1 Hoopoe at Brew Sewage Works. (P Walsh)

MJS