Wednesday 30th April 2014

Late news 27/4 Helford: 2 Barnacle Geese in Frenchman’s Creek. (Per RSPB)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose with 3 goslings, 4 Greylag with 7 goslings, 2 hybrid geese, 7 Mallard plus 4 & 2 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 12 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, R Farnes – photos)

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Black-tailed Godwit                                       Whimbrel

Marazion: 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone and 8 Whimbrel on the beach plus 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Sandwich Tern, 18 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit offshore. (DK Parker)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis circled the pool twice before flying north c.8:15am. (J Rance)

St Erth: 4 Greylag Goose plus 5 young, 2 Canada Goose, 8 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Linnet. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver off Eastern Green.

Maer Lake: 1 Garganey, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, c8 Swallows, 1 House Martin, several Sand Martin, 1 Dunlin and 1 Mallard with 6 duckling. (R Mudge, PJ Smale) 

Gannel Estuary: 14 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Lammas)

Bowithick, near Davidstow: 2 Redstarts, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Nuthatch, c. 12 Swallows, 1 Raven over, 2 Song Thrushes, 1 Jay, 8 Chaffinches, Coal, Blue and Great Tits. (H Kendall)

St Just: 1 Hawfinch by Tregeseal Rugby Club. (S Williams -photos)

Hawfinch Tregeseal Cornwall 300414 S Williams

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Blackbird, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Black-headed Gull, 10 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c50 Carrion Crow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Common Gull, 5 Cormorant, 12 Curlew, 15 Dunlin, 1 Dunnock, 10 Goldfinch, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Plover, c200 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Magpie, 10  Mallard, 20  Mute Swan, c75 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Redshank, 20 Robin, 20 Rook, c50 Shelduck, 12 Starling, 12 Swallow, c50 Whimbrel, 20 Wood Pigeon and 2 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

MJS