Sunday 9th April 2017

Bude Marshes WeBS: 7 Cattle Egret, 10 Moorhen, 2 Great black backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 7 Magpie, 1 Raven, 8 Carrion Crow, 9 Rook, 9 Jackdaw, 9 Wood Pigeon, 4 Teal, 9 Mallard, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Blackbird, 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 6 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Wren, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Dunnock, 1 female Stonechat, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. (R Mudge, H Kendall, S Wills)

Upton, Bude: 1 Skylark1 Kestrel (H Wilkins)

Whalesborough: 20+ Swallow (H Wilkins)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Greylag Goose (rubriristris type) wary and flew off with first dog walker early morning, 2 (dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin. (S Rowe) 4 Cattle Egret 1 Little egret, 2 Brent Goose at dusk. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool WeBS: 28 Canada Goose, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Great Northern Diver (calling), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 43 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull,1 Herring Gull, 4 Buzzard, 44 Carrion Crow,13 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie, 5 Starling, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 6 Blackbird,1 Song Thrush, 5 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 5 Pied Wagtail,13 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Linnet,1 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 3 Wren,1 Chiffchaff,10 Willow Warbler. (DA Conway)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, 5 Greylag Goose, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Gadwall (D Eva ) 2 Spoonbill,1 Med Gull, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Plover 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (B Mellow, R Augarde) Ryan’s Field: 2 (1w + subad)Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher, 1 sum plum Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank Lelant Saltings: 2 (pr) Gadwall, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit.(R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose ( D. Eva ) 1 juv Iceland gull, 60 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 Teal (Paul St Pierre)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag, 28 Canada Geese, 4 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 white Call Duck, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 351 Herring Gull, 1 juv Iceland Gull. (WeBS) Also 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 1 Reed Warbler, plus 1 Speckled Wood and numerous Andrena fulva and Andrena cineraria. (DK Parker)

(Pink-footed Goose, Andrena cinerariaAndrena fulva – Dave Parker)

St Gothian NR: 1f Wheatear, Skylarks singing (D Jenkins)

Penberth:  1 Red-rumped Swallow over east side for five minutes between 13.45-50 before drifting off (Paul St Pierre)

Ryan’s Field: 1 sleeping Spoonbill, 1 Reed Warbler singing nearby (D Jenkins)

Porthgwarra: 3 Whimbrel.(M Wallace)

Polgigga:  Juv Iceland Gull still. (M Wallace)

Soapy Cove, nr Kynance: Woodchat Shrike this morning. (D Wright)

 

Woodchat Shrike – Dougy Wright

Trevarrion:1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Plusha, nr Launceston: 1 Red Kite flying south over the A30 junction 09.30. (G Arnold)

Sancreed: 2 Tree Pipit (D. Flumm)

Portreath to Porthtowan: 6 prs Raven, c10 prs Stonechat. (D. Flumm)

 

Raven – Dave Flumm

Treburgie Water, Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite with 2 Buzzard, 1m Brimstone butterfly (also 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen in private garden, Dobwalls late evening of the 8th April). (C & J Duffy)

Pendarves, CWT reserve, Carwynnen: 2 Canada Goose, 4 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 1m Mallard, 1 Coot (R Hampshire)

Pentewan River: 2 Dipper (A Curwen)

Cot Valley: 1 (1st s f) Woodchat Shrike still this am in bulb field south of Cot Valley. (B Toms, M Curtis, P Clarke)

Tregeseal: 1m Woodchat Shrike in field hedge just east of the vicarage, view from vicarage drive. (P Clarke, B Mellow)

 

Woodchat Shrike – Brian Mellow

Woodchat Shrike – Reuben Veal

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Pintail. (G Adams)

Pendeen: 1 Black Redstart by the lighthouse, Stonechat, Raven, 2 Swallow by Manor Farm, Goldfinches & Linnets. (A Hartley)

 

Black Redstart – Adam Hartley

Buttermilk Hill, St Ives:  1 Osprey circling before heading off west down the coast. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Nanquidno: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling but not seen. (B Mellow, R Augarde)

Marazion Beach:  1 Iceland Gull (pure white bird). (B Mellow, R Augarde) Marazion Marsh: 2 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler in song. (R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB WeBS: 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 8 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Egret, 15 Grey Heron plus at least 2 young in nest, 12 Moorhen, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler. (DK Parker)

Perranuthnoe: 3 (1 nearly sum plum) Black-throated Diver off Trenow Cove with 1 showing very well. (R Veal, J+J Boyd)

Trevose Head: 1 Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant, 1 Red-legged Partridge,1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Long-eared Owl (roosting in tamarisk on the golfcourse), 1 Short-eared Owl ( flew through near coast guard cottages at 11am), 1 Collared Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 24 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin,1 Tree Pipit, 8 Pied wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit  1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 18 Corn Bunting ( 4 singing males on territory). (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 52 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 21 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 14 Shelduck ,1 Water Rail, 2 lapwing, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Swallow,1 House Martin , 100 Sand Martin 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra: 1 Puffin at 12:30, 12 Manx Shearwater, c20 Sandwich Tern, 2 Kittiwake, c100 Guillemot and c100 Razorbill to West and 1 Red-throated Diver East. Also 1 possible ‘continental’ Stonechat. (R Veal)

 

Possible ‘continental’ Stonechat – Reuben Veal

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