Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Late news, 2/5, Portgwarra: 1 Large Red Damselfly. (DK Parker)

Bude, Duckpool: 1 Whitethroat,  1 (possibly 2) Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 2 Blackcap, several Robins, Chaffinches and Dunnocks. (H Kendall)

Land’s End: 2 Sand Martin, 12 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wheatear and the hybrid Hooded Crow. (DK Parker) Also 1 Red-legged Partridge. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hooded Crow hybrid, Dave Parker

Bartinney Downs: 2 Canada Geese, 5 Buzzard, 2 Cuckoo, 4 Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler. (DK Parker)

Cuckoo, Dave Parker

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Tufted Duck and female Pochard on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker, P Smale) Also 1 drake Wigeon, 1 pair of Teal, 5 Little Egret. (R Butts)

Sancreed: Red Kite very high east 13:45 hrs, 1 Swift, 1 Garden Warbler, 9 Whitethroat (D. Flumm)

Rame Head & Penlee Point: 5 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 7 Whimbrel, 6 Sand Martin. (P Aley) Rame: 3 f Whinchat, 30+ Wheatear, 1 Hobby, 1 House Martin, Swallows, good numbers of Whitethroats, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, 1 f Bullfinch, Linnets, 6 Stonechat (one with young), 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Collard Doves, 4 Shellduck and 3 Mallard, plus the odd Gannet. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Millbrook: 3 Whimbrel. (P Aley)

Marazion Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, (1 in full summer plumage, the other two almost), c20 Whimbrel on the beach, others distantly on the rocks and small groups flying in over the Marsh, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Butts) 55 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 imm. Mediterranean Gull. (R Butts), Also 1 Heron. (J Hicks)  Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill. (R Butts)

St Gothian Sands LNR: c20 Sand Martin, c6 Swallow, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Wheatear (2 m & 3 f). (R Butts)

The Rumps and Pentire Point: 3 Fulmar, 5 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 17 Guillemot, 12 Razorbill, 7 Puffin, 13 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 30 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 5 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 1 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 6 House Sparrow, 15 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Dodman Head: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 2 Swift, 1 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. (B Bosisto)

Lizard: 1 singing Serin at the YHA. (M Pass) and then1 Serin flew south late pm from Lizard village. (I Maclean) 1 Nightingale singing intermittently in Caerthillian at 08:25. (M Pass, T Blunden) and again c15:30. (I Maclean) 1 Hoopoe SE over Caerthillian at 09:50 and appeared to land by large house. (M Pass)

Sound recording of the Nightingale by Tony Blunden >here<

Ruan Minor: 1 Hoopoe.

Whipsiderry: 1 singing Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Tresillian River, Tresillian to St Clement: 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel, 26 Black-tailed Godwit. (A Nicholson)
 
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