Wednesday 29th April 2015

Ringing report: Mediterranean Gull, green ring RU15 seen at Ryan’s Field on 24/4 was ringed as a pullus at Polder de Sebastopol, France on 29/6/14. It has since been reported from Camel Estuary in September and Hayle Estuary in October, before returning to France, where it was seen at Finistere in February. (M Grantham)

Med Gull_RU15

Late news, 28/4, Tresillian: 1 Fieldfare in private garden at 8.10 am. (D Cole)

Late news, 28/4, Gorrangorras: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone and 1 Coal Tit by the cemetery. (D Chaney)

Port Holland: 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver. (J Thomas)

Hannafore Point: c100 Whimbrel in 3 flocks 65, 15 and 20 this afternoon. (C Imms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose with 5 goslings, 1 hybrid goose, 5 Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Moorhen, c100 Sand Martin, c5 Swallow, 1 Stonechat and 5 Cetti’s Warbler plus Sedge and Reed Warblers. (DK Parker) plus this evening, 11 Whimbrel over and 2 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (DK Parker)

RFarnes_SedgeWarbler_280415Sedge Warbler, Rod Farnes, 28/4/15

Penzance: 11+ Purple Sandpiper and 12 Whimbrel on Battery rocks plus 5 Sandwich Tern and drake Eider offshore still associating with a Great Black-backed Gull. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Great Crested Grebe. (B Dodd)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull on the Estuary. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kynance: 1 m Ring Ouzel near small pool west of the farm.

Porthallow: 1 Water Rail in the withy field. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck still.

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