Sunday 10th May 2015

Late news, 9/5 Falmouth: Hoopoe in ploughed field between Argal farm shop and the Falmouth turning on Hillhead Road.

Newlyn: 2 Arctic Skua, c10 Great Northern Diver, 4 commic tern, 2 Sandwich Tern off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Truro: 2 Swift. (D Jenkins)

Polgigga: Turtle Dove on wiresby the Vineries. (P & H Taylor) Later assumed same at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: No sign of Woodchat Shrike but Sparrowhawk, Grasshopper Warbler (reeling), Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Pheasant, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 3 Stonechat, 40+ Jackdaw, 30+ Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Goldfinch, 2 GBB Gull, 1 Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Great Tit in thick fog. Steady stream of Manx Shearwaters, Fulmar and Auks passing close offshore. (P Freestone S Dexter) Woodchat at Porth Loe. (P & H Taylor) 3 Pomarine Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua and 5 Great Northern Divers.

Marazion Marsh: Ruff, Wheatear, Stonechat, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Wren, male Reed Bunting, numerous Sedge and Reed Warbler, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 adult and 5 Juv Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard. Also Dunlin, 6 Oystercatcher and 6 Whimbrel on beach and 4 Sandwicherns offshore. (P Freestone S Dexter) Roe Deer and Fox at Longrock. (A James)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ruff, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 7 Oystercatcher, 5+ Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 60+ Herring Gull, 6+ Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Mute Swan, 16 Black Headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, 3 House Martin, 10+ Swallow, 8 Shelduck on main estuary. Plus 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 5 Whimbrel, 5 Black Headed Gull, 4 Canada Geese, Great Tit, Greenfinch, 3 Reed Warbler, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Grey Heron on Ryan’s Field. (P Freestone S Dexter) Also 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Canada geese, 1 Little Egret on Ryan’s Field plus14 Whimbrel, 1 Med Gull on Carnsew Pool. (DS Flumm) Ring-billed Gull again reported off the causeway.

St Gothian Sands LNR: 25+ Swallows, 35+ Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 10 Swift, 2 Raven, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Shelduck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 8 Great Black-backed Gulls, 30+ Herring Gull, 10+ Jackdaw, Whitethroat, Blackcap,  Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Tehidy Country Park: 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard), 60+ Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 2 ad and 6 juv Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Jay, 13 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 2 Goldcrest, Song Thrush, 4 Robin. (P Freestone S Dexter)

St Just: 1 Swift. (B Toms)

Nanquidno: 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 40+ Swallow, 1 Swift over. (B Toms)

Penzance: 12 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only):  6 Swift. (DS Flumm)

Godrevy to Portreath: Osprey heading north east following the coast, 4 Wheatears and a big hirundine movement, swallows and both martins. (M Evans)

Bottoms: Squacco Heron again elusive but seen from the Trebehor road. Please park considerately.

De Lank Waterworks: Redstart, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin, 3+ Willow warbler, 2 Linnet, 7 Wheatear, 6 Swallow, Cuckoo, Treecreeper, Kestrel and Buzzard. (B Dallas)

MJS & DKP