Saturday 30th April 2016

Photos of last weekend’s Western Bonelli’s Warbler (DNA results came through today) are available to view here: Cornishringing.blogspot

Holywell Bay: 1 Woodchat Shrike. Also 2 Swift and 4 Whimbrel. (S Rowe, R Augarde – photo, MJ & JP Spicer)

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St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Dunlin and 2 Wheatear, one of which was taken by a male Sparrowhawk. (MJ Spicer)

Mount’s Bay (Penzance to Marazion): 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Turnstone, 25 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Little Tern. (DS Flumm R&L Wilkins, DK Parker, B Dodd, R Farnes – photo)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 8 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag (plus 7 goslings), 2 Teal, 9 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, 5 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, c40 Whimbrel flew north, 5 Swift, c100 Sand Martin, c30 Swallow, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 7 (5m, 2f) Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. Also Large White, Small White, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper and Holly Blue, plus 7 Roe Deer in the “ibis field”. (DK Parker, B Dodd, D Hall, R Veal – photos, R Farnes – photos)

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Marazion Beach: 4 Sanderling, 2 Pied Wagtail. (R Veal)

Kenneggy Cove: 1 Cuckoo, 40 Whimbrel, 2 House Martin and 6 Buzzard. (I Webster)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Swift, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and 2 Sand Martin. (D Eva)

Bude: 2 Turnstone, 30+ Swallow, 2 Stonechat, 2 Skylark and 1 Buzzard. (H Wilkins)

Kenidjack: 8 Swift, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow and 1 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Men an Tol: 1 Cuckoo. (I Webster)

Poltesco: 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (AR Pay)

Ruan Lanihorne: 4 Swifts low over house at 09:00. (D Hall)

Ruan Pool: 1 Iceland gull, later at Ruan and then following a plough at Old Lizard Head. (T Blunden)

Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, c80 Eurasian Whimbrel. (L.Sampson)

Hudsonian Whimbrel Perranuthnoe Cornwall 30416 L Sampson

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel. (MD Wallace)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings.

Newbridge: Juv Iceland Gull following a plough west of Newbridge south of the A3071

MJS& DKP