Saturday 16th April 2016

Correction to 14/4: The report of a Great Grey Shrike at Geevor was erroneous.

Late news 15/4: Penzance-Wolf Rock & return: 1m Eider, 50 Gannet, 16 Guillemot, 3 Razorbill, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 160 Manx Shearwater (mainly feeding on Runnelstone reef), 6 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake. (P&H Taylor)

Late photos 15/4: Snowy Owl at Carn Kenidjack by M Ahmad.

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Jericho Farm / Little Boslow: 1 3s American Herring Gull. (M Ahmad – photos, M Elliott, D Flumm)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad Kumlien’s Gull. (M Ahmad- photo) Also 1 juv Iceland Gull.

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Little Treleaver: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff. Also 1 Short-eared Owl, please respect the residents privacy. (S Russ, D Beadle, S Rogers, L Proctor – photo from 15/4)

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Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel plus 9 Whimbrel.

Boswens Common, St Just: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Wheatear and 10 Swallow. (DS Flumm)

St Gothians Sands LNR: 1m Pochard, 1 Water Rail and 1 Coot. (MJ Spicer)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Yellowhammer and 1 Marsh Tit at the car park feeders, also 3m Reed Bunting, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Swallow/House Martin and Sand Martin plus 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Bude: 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 3 Linnet, 5 Swallow, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren and 4 Goldfinch (H Wilkins)

Lelant: 1 pr Bullfinch. (R Farnes – photos)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 2 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 pr Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Cettis Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler (both heard only), 4 Teal (3m 1f), 5 Mallard (3m 2f plus 5 ducklings), 10 Grey Heron (3+ on nests). (R Veal) Also c40 Swallow and c20 Sand Martin in the evening. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 40+ Whimbrel flew towards Mousehole. (R Veal) 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker)

Crowlas: 1m Blackcap, 2 (1m 1f) Linnet, 1 Green Woodpecker. ( R Veal)

Pendeen: 8 prob Puffin flew north very distantly. Also 6 Guillemot, 10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Shag, 100 Gannet, 7 Fulmar flew mainly north in 1/2 hr seawatch. (R Veal)

Rame Head:  2 Wheatear, 6 Swallow, 2Shelduck fly over, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Rock Pipit, good numbers of Chiffchaff and 2 singing Willow Warbler. (C Buckland – photos)

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St Austell: 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Black-throated Diver and 5 Bottle nose Dolphin off Black Head. (D Cooper)

Camel Estuary: 140 Oystercatcher, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 17 Whimbrel, 33 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 12 Curlew, 2 Sandwich Tern and 4 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 136 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 50 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 100 Sand Martin and 12 House Martin. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary: 1 juv Spoonbill.

Morvah: Short-eared Owl on Chun Downs.

MJS & DKP