Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Late news, 22/4, Brew: 21 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel. Trevilly:  250+ Swallow. (C Moore)

Bude, Maer Lake: 2 Avocet still. (R Mudge)

Croft Pascoe: 1 ringtail Montagu’s Harrier, also 1 Merlin and 1 Peregrine. (S Kolodziejski)

Kennack Sands: 60 Whimbrel and 11 Sandwich Tern. (S Kolodziejski)

Stithians Reservoir: 24 Willow Warbler, 13 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling), 2 Whitethroat. Also Great Crested Grebe on Northern Cut Off. (S Taylor)

Trevedran, 1hour seawatch: 1 Great Skua, 3 Whimbrel, 22 Common/ Arctic Terns, 76 Manx Shearwater, 39 Kittiwake, 17 Fulmar, 400 Gannet, 250 Auks. On the land:  11 singing Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff. Also Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler. (M Bishop)

Lands’ End: 1 male Ring Ouzel in bushes by Lands’ End car park. (M Bishop)

St Just: 1 Hoopoe still in area around radio station, apparently it was visiting a private garden from 17th April. 1 Grasshopper Warbler at the Golf Course. (P Fraser)

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-headed Gull, 10 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 30 Cormorant, 20 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 2 Dunnock, 30 Goldfinch, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 5 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Grey Plover, c50 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnet, 20 Little Egret, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 10  Mallard, 20  Mute Swan, c50 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8 Raven, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Robin, 20 Rook, c50 Shelduck, 1 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Starling, 6 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 20 Whimbrel, 2 Wigeon, c30 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 dr Garganey still, 11 Common Sandpiper and 46 Canada Geese. (V Stratton) 

St Ives, Buttermilk Hill: 6 Ring Ouzel (4m 2f), 1 Cuckoo, 15 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel. (V Stratton, T Pinfold, R Butts & R Farnes)

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Ring Ouzel, Rod Farnes

Towednack, Sweet Water Trout Farm: 5 Willow Warbler,  4 Chiffchaff,  1 Jay, 5 Blackcap,  2 Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo, 2 pair Canada Geese breeding, 1 Grey Heron and 15 Swallow. Towednack Church: 2 Ring Ouzel (males) very close to church, 6 Common Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk. (V Stratton)

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Ring Ouzel

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Viv Stratton

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Glaucous Gull, 7 Great Skua, 29 Whimbrel, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Sandwich Tern, c200 Kittiwake, c30 Manx Shearwater, 1 Puffin and 1 Great Northern Diver also in woods, 1 Whitethroat. Gorrangorras: 1 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher and 4 Sandwich Tern. Off Swanpool Beach: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Chaney)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 2 Teal, 10 Mallard plus broods of 2 & 3 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 1 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. (DK Parker & R Farnes)

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Swallow, Rod Farnes

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Greylag Geese, Rod Farnes.

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Jackdaw Rod Farnes

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