Sunday 17th April 2016

Late news 16/4 Longrock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 12 Sandwich Tern, 18 Whimbrel and 1 1s Med Gull. (P St Pierre)

Bartinney Downs: 1m Snowy Owl from from 09:25 to 21:10 when it flew south. Also 1 Siskin south and 2 Kestrel. (M Ahmad, DS Flumm – photo, MJ & JPR Spicer, P St Pierre, D Beadle, S Ellis, I Webster)

Snowy Owl @ Bartinney Downs 17 April (2)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 1w American Herring Gull. Also 15 Swallow and 10 Sand Martin (M Ahmad, P St Pierre)

Little Treleaver: 1 Iberian Chiffchaff. (A McKechnie – photo, B Dodd, R Farnes)

Iberian Chiffchaff

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel and 22 Whimbrel. (K Rylands, I Lakin)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 7 Whimbrel, 5 flew through sum plum Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 15 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1f Wheatear, 1 flyover male Wigeon. Ryan’s Field: 1 imm Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Canada Goose. Lelant Saltings: 1 Redshank. Pool adjacent to Ryans Field: 1 pr Mallard with 2 ducklings, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 20+ Swallow, 2 alba Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Curlew (P St Pierre)

Trevilley: 1 Whooper Swan (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red Kite over. (D Grose) Also Reed Warbler singing, c30 Swallow and c20 Sand Martin this evening. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Whimbrel, 9 Ringed Plover, 1w Med Gull and 1 White Wagtail on the beach. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra (Gwennap): 18 Swallow & 1 Wheatear in off sea. 100 Manx Shearwater, 90 Gannet, 10 Kittiwake, flock of c50 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Harbour Porpoise, 6+ Common dolphin and 1 Bottlenose Dolphin. (P&H Taylor)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit on the car park feeders, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Goldfinch. (R Mudge)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Sandwich Tern and 1 Dunlin. (J St Ledger – photos)

Sandwich Tern Falmouth 17th April 2016 Dunlin Falmouth 17th April 2016

Trevothan, Coverack: 1 Short-eared Owl. Also Robins nesting in BBQ. (D Beadle)

Zennor: Cuckoo calling at sunset at Trewey Hill. (C Madden)

Carn Bosavern: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 ad Whooper Swan.

MJS & DKP