Monday 11th May 2015

Late news, 9/5 Cape Cornwall: 8 Whimbrel seen on green nearest to Nanpean barn and again on 10/5 on green by the car park. (S Twells)

Late news 9/5 Mousehole: Pair of Red-breasted Merganser flew west, also 110 Manx Shearwater. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 10/5 Windmill Farm: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, plus a lot of Whitethroats and  Sedge Warbler in this week. (D Wright)

Bottom: Squacco Heron again elusive but seen briefly from the Trebehor road. Please park considerately by the school. (B Dallas R Farnes)

Helston Loe Pool: 2 Tawny Owl calling (05.30hrs), Great-spotted Woodpecker, 9+ Blackcap, Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Jay, 4+ Robin, 6+ Blackbird, 3 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Helston Boating Lake: 7 Mute Swan, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 20+ Herring Gull, 15+ Mallard (with young). (P Freestone S Dexter)

Helston Sewerage Works: 30+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 8+ House Martin, Chiffchaff, Robin and Pied Wagtail. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Swanpool, Falmouth: Long-tailed Duck, 3 Cormorant, 8 Coot, 2 Mute Swan (with 3 cygnets), Tufted Duck, 7+ Mallard. Guillemot and Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Stithians Reservoir: (Stuart Hutchings Hide) 3 Great Crested Grebe (2 building nest), 3 Cormorant, 40 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff.  (Southern Cut-off Hide) 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Reed Bunting, Canada Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 2 sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 6+ Dunnock, 2 House Sparrows, Wren, Robin, Blackcap, 4+ Chaffinch, 4 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 2+ Blue Tit and Blackbird. (Dam Wall) – Pied Wagtail, 4+ Swallow, 2 Whitethroat. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Hayle Estuary: (Lelant Saltings) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8+ Shelduck, 14+ Black-headed Gulls, 80+ Herring Gulls, 12+ GBB Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 6 Oystercatcher, Little egret, 2 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel.  (Ryan’s Field) 6 Little Egret, 2 Sand Martin, 4+ Swallow, 2 Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Jackdaws, 2 Oystercatcher (mating), Reed Warbler, 4 Canada Geese, 6 Black-headed Gull, 3 Whimbrel. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Rosewall Hill: 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Raven, 3 Wren, Magpie and 2 Buzzard. (P Freestone S Dexter)

Garrow, Bodmin Moor: Whinchat, Cuckoo, Reed Bunting and Wheatears. (B Bryne)

Lands End: 1  Quail, 4 Wheatear,  1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Swift, 3 House Martin,  c50 Swallow,  c20 Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Nanquidno: 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 House Martin, 30+ Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin. (C Barnard)

Brew Pool:  Large numbers of Swallows and Sand Martins over sewage works and adjoining fields. Also 3 House Martin and 1 Swift. (C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper. (C Barnard P St Pierre)

Marazion: Pair of Garganey on beach later flew onto Long Rock Pool. (P St Pierre)

Long Rock Car Park:  52 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover. (P St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing below house. (P St Pierre)

Swanpool: Long-tailed Duck still present. (D Chaney S Perfect)

Falmouth: 3 Great Northern Divers off Pennance Point. (S Perfect)

Rosenannon Downs: Marsh Harrier flew north. (C Selway)

Porthgwarra: Woodchat again NW of Coastguard Cottages on south side of Porth Loe.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull again off causeway.

DKP