Sunday 24th April 2016

Late news, 21/4, Leedstown/Hayle – Grid ref SW584361: 3 Red Kite flying over garden from approx West to East at 1615 hrs (A Robinson)

St Ives, Rosewall/ Buttermilk Hill: 2 Ring Ouzel, 8 Wheatear, 1 poss. heard only Dartford Warbler, 2 Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1f Kestrel, 2 (m+f) Stonechat, 6 Buzzard and 2 Raven. (R Veal, V Stratton) Anjue Green Cottage: 14 Wheatear. (V Stratton)

Marazion beach: 2 Kentish Plover, 4 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover ( east of causeway at midday). Also 19 Whimbrel in off sea. ( D.Eva, M Jones, F Jones, J St Ledger)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 drake Garganey, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Dunlin, 10+ Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 1 m Marsh Harrier, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 White Wagtail, 140 Sand Martin, 2 Swift and 15 Teal. (P St Pierre, DK Parker, D Eva, V Stratton, S. Rogers, D Chadwick)

Crowlas: 19 Whimbrel flew north. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 drake Mandarin and 1 drake Gadwall ( D. Eva )

Sancreed: 10 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat and 1 Common Gull. (D Flumm)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing by parking area. 1 Tree Pipit at Watch Croft. (P&H Taylor)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Willow Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch and 4 Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

St Clements: 9 Whimbrel. (M Jones)

Sennen/Lands End: 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Northern Wheatear on cycle path near the coastguard houses.  (S. Rogers)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Ring Ouzel and 2 Whimbrel (S. Rogers, BK Mellow, R Augarde.)

Windmill Farm: 1 Hoopoe close to the cowshed. Also 1 Hoopoe near Ruan Pool (possibly a different bird as the one near the cowshed was found there yesterday by Alan and Sheila Taylor, who refound it there today after the Ruan Pool sighting), 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Skylark, 4 Wheatear, 2 Slow Worm, 2 Toads. (A&S Taylor, G Adams)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Bar-headed Goose. (A Blonden)

Coverack, Beagles Point:  1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler and 9 Whimbrel.  (P. Bedford)

Tregew, nr Trelissick: 1 f Redstart (I Bown)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 8 Whimbrel. (J Eaton) Estuary: 1 Spoonbill again. Lelant Station: 2 Siskin again.

Trewey Common: 1 Cuckoo and 15 Wheatear (P St Pierre)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 m Whinchat, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 8 Dunlin and good numbers of Sand Martins. (S Green)

Helston: 1 Whooper Swan again on the boating lake.

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