Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Late news, 21/4, Falmouth Bay: 1 Osprey, 1 Black Guillemot, 1f Eider Duck, 4 Great Northern Diver and 5 Whimbrel. (R Hollis, AK Wildlife Cruise)

Maer Lake: 2 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Teal and 2 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 dr Garganey, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Mallard (14 m 1f with ducklings), 7 Canada Geese, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull bathing with Herring Gull. (R Farnes & T Mills)

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Garganey

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Rod Farnes

Penzance: 30 Whimbrel over. (D Flumm)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary:  2 Little Egret and 4 Common Sandpiper. (D Flumm) Golf Course: 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Wren, also Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

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Sedge Warbler, John St Ledger

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Wren, John St Ledger

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Whimbrel. (S Turner)

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 6 Ring Ouzel (4m 2f), 30+ Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo, 15+ Linnet, 12+ Meadow Pipit and 9 Swallow. (S Turner & V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 4 Teal, 3 Mallard plus 5 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 10 Moorhen, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 1 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. Also 1 otter on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 9 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone, 6 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin on the bach plus 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Praa Sands: 1 Red-rumped Swallow with c20 Swallow between here and Prussia Cove. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just: 1 Hoopoe at Lands End Radio station site. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis still.

Falmouth, from Pendennis Point: 1 Black Guillemot, 11 Whimbrel in flight, 100+ Gannet, c200 Auk sp., 1 Puffin, 1 possible Sabine’s Gull, 3 Common Scoter, 11 Kittiwake and 22 Manx Shearwater. Later the Black Guillemot flew into and landed halfway up the Carrick Roads.1 Guillemot offshore, 2 Black-throated Diver, 15 Great Northern Diver and 2 Sandwich Tern resting in the Carrick Roads. Gorrangorras: 1 Greenshank, 3 Mute Swan and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 3 Tufted Duck, c100 Herring Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Canada Goose, 4+ singing Blackcap, 6 Swallow and 1 Nuthatch at nesthole. (D Chaney)

Argal Reservoir:
 6 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Garden Warbler. (D Chaney)

Hannafore Point: 24 Whimbrel. (B Taggart)

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