Friday 29th April 2016

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Whimbrel on Ryan’s Field. (MJ Spicer) 1 juv Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 6 Teal, 8 Mallard (plus 7 new ducklings on Longrock Pool), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 13 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawkc40 Sand Martin, c30 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, c12 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. (DK Parker, L Proctor, I Webster, C Moore, R Augarde, P St Pierre)

Marazion: c30 Whimbrel on the beach. (L Proctor)

Mullion Cove: 1 Sparrowhawk. (J Allely)

Trevean Cove: 1f Kestrel taking a vole. (A James – photos)

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Lower Tamar Lake: 2 (m,f) Yellowhammer in the car park, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Jay, 2 Tufted Duck and 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Mudge – photo)

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Bude: 1 Cormorant, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Fulmar (2 pairs on nesting ledge), 12+ Swallow, 3 Skylark, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Chiffchaff. (H Wilkins)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey at 15:40. (J Chapple)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

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Thursday 28th April 2016

The Lizard Point: 1 Swift and 20+ Whimbrel. (T Thirlaway)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 juv Spoonbill, 3 Common Sandpiper and 22 Dunlin. Lelant Saltings: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Whimbrel. (MJ Spicer)

Lelant Station: 1 Siskin again.

Nanquidno: c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 2 Whimbrel. (DK Parker)

Bartinney: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Snipe, 4 Reed Bunting and 4 Canada Geese. (DK Parker)

Tresillian to St Clements: 7 Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

Lizard to Kynance: 20+ Whimbrel, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel and offshore, numerous Gannet and 1 Fulmar. (J Betteridge)

Perranuthnoe:Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Trenow Cove.

Stackhouse Cove:  A pair of Grey Seals mating for around thirty minutes just off the shoreline,   (During thirty years of marine Photography this amorous old wrinkly is the largest old bull grey seal I ever saw,  Its girth was massive and it must weight in around 500kg but  it was amazingly gentle around the female considering his size which dwarfed her). (A James)

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