Saturday 26th April 2014

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Snow Bunting by Jason Clifford, which frequented a St Merryn garden for three days mid month.

Late news 25/4 Foage Valley, Zennor: 9 Blackcaps  7 Whitethroat, 12+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 14 Wheatear, 6 Swallow and 5 Buzzard. (V Stratton)

Late news 25/4 Zennor Hill: 3 Cuckoo,12 Wheatear, 4 Buzzard and 5 Swallow. (V Stratton)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 3 Whimbrel, c20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow and 2 Whitethroat. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 20+ Whimbrel. (S Maycock – photo)

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Long Rock: 243 Whimbrel on the beach in 2 flocks of 116 & 127 at 09:00. (J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag plus 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 3 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c40 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 3 Otter on Longrock Pool. (J Chapple, B Field & DK Parker)

Falmouth: 500+ Gannet /hour, 80+ Fulmar, 30+Manx Shearwater, 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern,1f Eider, 3Common Scoter, 3 Bonxie, 100+ Auk spp, 30 Whimbrel, 30+ Kittiwake and 4 diver spp past Pendennis Point. 4 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Mute Swan and 1 Black-throated Diver off Gorrangorras.(D Chaney)

Newlyn: 2 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Tern and 76+ Manx Shearwater past plus 3 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

East Looe: 65 Whimbrel. (D Spooner)

Buttermilk Hill: 1+ Ring Ouzel.

MJS