Monday 10th April 2017

Please note, the fields either side of the track leading to the Windmill Farm reserve are private property – please do not enter.

Late news, 9/4, Hayle Estuary RSPB: putative Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (M Halliday)​

putative Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Late photo, 9/4, Helston: drake Pintail on the boating lake. (A Williams)

Pintail – Alan Williams

Cot Valley: Woodchat present again. (N Wheatley, A Hartley)

Woodchat – Adam Hartley

Pendeen: 2 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat. (A Hartley)

Tregeseal: 1 Raven, 1 Willow Warbler. (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 23 Canada Goose, 4 hybrid geese, 6 Gadwall, 1 white Call Duck, c100 Sand Martin. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: 3 Buzzard. (B Oakes)

St Ives: 9 Purple Sandpiper on rocks below the coastguard lookout. (A Whitehouse)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Icelandic-race Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Egret, 1 Heron, 2 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher. (B Oakes) Also 2 Spoonbill this morning. (A Whitehouse) Main Estuary: 2 Shelduck. (B Oakes) Juv Iceland Gull flew from the estuary during the afternoon. (Oriole Birding) It or another seen at Copperhouse Creek in the evening. (M Bishop)

Cattle Egret – Ben Oakes

Perranuthnoe: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black-throated Diver. (A Whitehouse)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler singing, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. (R Veal) 8 Heron and 1 with young, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Tufted Duck. (B Oakes) 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, a few Teal and Mallard. (A Hartley) 

Long-tailed Tit – Ben Oakes

Marazion: Sandwich Tern flew west late afternoon. (A Hartley) 2 male Red-breasted Merganser flew west. (DK Parker)

Porthtowan to St Agnes: fem Merlin at Chapel Porth, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 12 pairs Stonechat, 2 pairs Raven. (D Flumm)

Bude Marshes: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (M Scawen)

Colliford  Lake: 1 2cy Iceland Gull at Gillouse and 3 Wheatear at Deweymeads. (M Beer, C Buckland)

Par: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter (close offshore to the right of Spit Beach), 5 Great Northern Diver (4 in summer plumage), 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Swallow , 4 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler. (B Bosistow)

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