Monday 25th April 2016

Late news, 23/4, Gorrangorras: 3 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Chaney)

Downderry, early morning seawatch: 80+ Manx Shearwater, 14 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Kittiwake. Onshore were 8 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Iceland Gull. (J Coe) Also 1 imm Spoonbill flew in 8pm, c15 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew at high tide. (R Veal) Also 2 Siskin at Lelant Station again.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1m 1f Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Tit in the car park. (R Mudge)

RMudge_Yellowhammer_250416Yellowhammer, Rod Mudge

Land’s End: 1 Hoopoe @14.30 hrs in complex car park. (I Webster, J Ryan)

JRyan_Hoopoe_250416Hoopoe, John Ryan JRyan_Hoopoe2_250416Hoopoe, John Ryan

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 8 Teal, 7 Mallard (plus 7, 6 & 4 ducklings), 1 Garganey, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 White Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 3 Reed Warbler. (DK Parker) 1 m Garganey still this evening, 70 Sand Martin and 6 Willow Warbler (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 pair of Common Scoter, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver and 2 Sandwich Tern offshore. (DK Parker) Also 8 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. (P St Pierre)

Rinsey: 6 Kittiwake, 5 Shag (nesting), 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Swallow, 1 Adder (male possibly in pre-shedding of skin). (J Evans).

JEvans_Adder_250416Adder, Jonathan Evans

St Buryan: 1 prob 2yr Iceland Gull on plough at Treverven Campsite. (J Ryan)

Pendeen: Manx shearwater passing c40 per minute this morning. (P St Pierre)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail harrier sp over the St Just to Sancreed road at 16:35 near the Radio Station SW 393302. Probably Hen Harrier, but ID not 100%. (D Helliar)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Iceland Gull at the north end again today.

 Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Reed Warbler singing, 2 male Blackcap together, 3 Swallow, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Mallard with 8 duckling, 1 Mute Swan still sitting on nest, with what looked like last years brood of 8 all still present. Also 1Green Woodpecker and 1 Goldcrest heard. (D Chaney) Falmouth Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, with 1 Common Sandpiper on rocks, Whimbrel flocks flying east (from c.4 miles distant to along the shoreline) 112+ (c.40, 30, 5, 25 and 12 with another group heard but not seen.)
Manx Shearwaters, Auks and Gannets and Fulmars also flying distantly west in good numbers. (D Chaney)

Trevose: 2 Red-legged Partridge. (R Augarde)

RAugarde_RLPartridge_250516Red-legged Partridge, Richard Augarde

Crowdy Reservoir;  11 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5+ Wheatear and 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Craven)

Davidstow Airfield: 1 Cuckoo, 11 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin and 1 distant tern sp. ( B Craven)

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