Sunday 3rd April 2016

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Late news, 2/4, Cape Cornwall: Sand Martins, about 40/hr and Swallows about 10/hr over a 5-hour period passing over the Golf Course. (S Turner)

Late news, 2/4, Gannel Estuary: 3,Black-tailed Godwit and 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe)

Late news, 2/4, Rame: 1 Swallow. (D Allan)

St Just: 1 white-phase Gyr Falcon. (N Wheatley). This bird was later seen perched at Woon Gumpus (J Ryan) and seen flying from Chun Castle/Great Bosullow area (D Flumm) and later in Men-an-Tol area, when last seen at about 4pm.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 43 Mediterranean Gull and 12 Sandwich Tern. (S Turner, D Eva) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill. (S Turner, D Eva)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 7 Wheatear. (S Turner)

Hayle, The Bluff: 17 Sandwich Tern. (S Turner)

Truro: 1 Willow Warbler in private garden. (D Jenkins) Truro, Idless: 7-10 Redpoll regularly visiting nyger feeder. (B Kennett)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Iceland Gull and 8 Sand Martin. (D Flumm) 

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 100+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5 Little Grebe and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male). Also 1 Fox. (J St Ledger, J&B Teague)

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Restronguet: Osprey over in the morning. (J Chapple)

Sancreed: 1 Osprey north 16:38hrs. (D Flumm)

Windmill Farm: 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stoat and 5 Adder.  Woodchat Shrike seen again at 1600. (D Wright, J&B Teague)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 ad Sandwich Tern (west). (R Veal) Harbour:  4 Rock Pipit, 1 1w Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Shag, c30 Turnstone. (R Veal)

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Callington, Kit Hill: 1 Short-eared Owl. (R Lillicrap)

Park Head: 4 Swallow and 6 Bottlenose Dolphin. (M Taylor)

Rame: 16 Swallow,1 House Martin, 30 heard, 14 seen Chiffchaff and1 Mistle Thrush. (C Buckland)

Polgigga: 1 Hoopoe over Bosistow Lane this morning. (B Dallas) Later refound in horse paddock at end of Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra area: 1 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart, 1 White Wagtail, 28 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap and 3 Wheatear. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 1 Osprey over at 18.00.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again on beach west of Boat Cove.

Porth Joke: 1 Merlin, 4 Wheatear, 16 Sand Martin, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff and 12 Willow Warbler. (S Rowe)

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