Monday 20th April 2015

Late news 19/4 Lizard Village: 1 Hooded Crow. (S Croft)

Late news 19/4 Marazion: 6 1w Med Gulls offshore. (D Britton)

Late news 19/4 Hayle Estuary RSPB: Photo of one of yesterdays Little Ringed Plovers. (B Mellow)

Little Ringed Plover Hayle Estuary Cornwall 19415 B Mellow

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Purple Heron and 2 Common Sandpiper. (DK Parker et al.)

Purple Heron Drift Reservoir Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000309Purple Heron from the car park, D Parker.

Nanjizal: 1m Eastern Subalpine Warbler plus 5+ Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, c12 Skylark and a pair of Red Deer. (M Halliday – photos here DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Eastern Subalpine Warbler Nanjizal Cornwall 19415 B MellowEastern Subalpine Warbler, B Mellow. Red Deer Nanjizal Cornwall 20415 D Parker P1000318 (1521 x 1140)

Nanquidno: 1 Golden Oriole over. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret present again this evening, flying from reed bed several times and dropping back in. Still in reed bed at dusk. Also 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Sandpiper and 40+ Sand Martins. (AD Mills B Toms J Hawkey C Barnard A James – photos)

Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 20415 A James 9268 Great White Egret Marazion Cornwall 20415 A James 9567

Marazion Beach: 9 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 7 Whimbrel, 1 m Yellow (flava) Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail and 10 Pied Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

St Buryan: 1 Bee-eater at Tregadgwith at 15:30 then flew N. (B Mellow)

Sancreed: 1 American Herring Gull at Sellan Farm then flew SE. (per M Ahmad)

Torpoint: 1m Wheatear. (M Morton)

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Falmouth: 1 Red Kite over at 13:27. (P McCartney)

Church Cove, Gunwalloe: 12 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 2 Stonechat. Also several Peacock butterflies. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Blackcap (pr), 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin heard, 1 m Cuckoo on downs. Butterflies included Holly Blue, Small White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Small Tortoishell.(J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

St Levan: 1 Ring Ouzel on cricket pitch. (P Dinning – video)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Swallow and 5 Sedge Warbler. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker and Reed Bunting on the feeders. (D Chaney)

Lizard: Western Subalpine Warbler still present (heard only) on the Kynance road. (T Blunden)

Sennen: 1 1s Hobby. (C Barnard). Also 2 Sandwich Tern on Cowloe (A Clements-Partidge) and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew.

Sennen: Hooded Crow on roof of council estate, morning and evening, also a pair of Gadwall at Brew Pool. (P Walsh)

Porthgwarra: 2 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Iceland Gull. (JD Swann M Chapman)

Land’s End: 1 Wryneck and Trinity Pool and 3 Ring Ouzel at Treeve Common. (T McGowan)

Gurnards Head: 1 Bee-eater flew overhead and continued east, mostly over the sea, at 10:54. (L Thompson)

Rame Head: 1 male Redstart and 1 Wheatear. (M Beer)

Kuggar: 1 Cuckoo calling. (C Lee)

Kynance: 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. (C Lee)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 10 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin and 12 Swallow this evening. (SG Rowe)

Camborne: 1 Woodchat in field opposite Cogegoes Farm. (D King)

St Ives: 4 Red Kite and 2+ Wheatear at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Camel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (C Selway)

St Clement: 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Redshank. (S Rogers)

Newquay: 2 Swallows at Barrow Fields. (A Doel)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull again on Ryan’s Field.

MJS & DKP