Sunday 20th April 2014

Late news 18/4 Bude Marshes: 29 Mallard, 5 Moorhen (one on nest), 5 Canada Geese, 7 Herring Gull, 12 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 nests in nearby Rookery, 1 Dunnock, several Robins and Blackbirds. (R Mudge & H Kendall)

Late news 19/4 Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Dabchick and 4 Gadwall. (P Davies – photos)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Spotted Redshank, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, 2m Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 10 Gadwall, 6 House martin, 20+ Sand martin, 12 Swallow and 5 Sedge Warbler.

Marazion: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 House Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Great Northern Diver. (I Webster)

Long Rock Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Great Northern Diver.

Longrock Pool: c120 Swallow, c30 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin this afternoon. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 15 Purple Sandpipers and 18 Turnstones below the harbour wall plus drake Eider off the Bus Station this morning. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 11 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Bartinney: 6 Wheatear. (DS Flumm)

Windmill Farm: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo and 3 Sedge Warbler on CBWPS walk. (D Wright – photos)

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Mousehole: 4 Sandwich Tern plus 2 Rock Pipit. (S Maycock – photo)


Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis still, plus 2m Garganey at St Anthony and 1 Dunlin. (J Selby – photo)


Falmouth: 1Black-throated Diver off Gyllyngvase Beach. (J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: 1 male Redstart. (JD Swann)

St Ives: 4 Ring Ouzel this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)



Day Trip to Lundy

Day Trip to LUNDY   Sunday 18th May 2014
Boarding at Bideford from 8.00am    Sailing from Bideford at 8.30am  Returning to Bideford c 8.30pm
Bar and buffet available on board
Everyone is welcome, birdwatchers or those who would just like a peaceful day on this beautiful IslandWe also hope to include a sail around the Island to see the seabirds and seals
full name and gender of all passengers is a steamship requirement, please give details when purchasing
Adults £29, Children (under 16) £16
Please let Mark Humfrey know if you are interested as soon as possible as the 24th April is the last date of purchase to make this trip viable.
Tickets available from:  through the Devon Birds Shop now (
  Mark Humfrey, Morada, St John’s Lane, Barnstaple  EX32 9DD              Tel. No. 01271344556
All applications must be clearly marked ‘Lundy Trip’ and must include a SAE please. Cheques should be made payable to Devon Birds.