Wednesday 4th April 2018

Late news, 3/4, Newquay: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull still present.

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbills for the 3rd morning in succession, back in the same fallen creekside tree, first viewed at 08:00, still present at 10:30, resting and preening. Opposite Ruan Quay and slightly upstream. Good views from Quay. (D Hall)

Spoonbill – Patrick Rigley

Coverack: 2 Iceland Gull. (J Eaton) 1 Iceland Gull and 1 Glaucous Gull. (N Pratt)

Iceland Gull, Nick Pratt

Iceland Gull, Nick Pratt

Glaucous Gull, Nick Pratt

Glaucous Gull, Nick Pratt

Mevagissey: 1 Iceland Gull. (J Lindsell)

Porth Joke: 2 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern and hundreds of Manx Shearwaters between 09:30-10:30. (N Wheatley)

Crackington Haven: female Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff in private garden and 4 Sand Martin flying over. (J & B Teague)

Mount Hawke: 1 male Bullfinch in garden at 08:40. (RB & PC Girling)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Willow Tit, showing partial leucism, 2 Swallow, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting 2m 1f, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Stoat. (R Mudge)

Willow Tit – Rod Mudge

Willow Tit – Rod Mudge

Padstow: male Wheatear at Booby’s Bay 14:40. (S Lilley)

Charlestown: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Booby’s Bay: 1 m Wheatear. (S Lilley)

Rumps/Mouls/Pentire Point: 5 Wheatear, Swallow, Kestrel, Stonechat, Linnet, Puffin, Razorbill, Gannet. (S Marquis)

Bude Marshes: c20 Swallow, 3+ House Martin and 1 Little Egret (H Wilkins)

St Gothian LNR: 1 Swallow, 10+ Sand Martin, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck. (T Mills) Plus 1 imm. Scaup. (R Butts)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 24 Mute Swan, 26 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 10 Wigeon, 1 Pheasant, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 45 Oystercatcher, 2 Knot, 3 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Curlew, 7 Black-headed Gull, 110 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 9 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 30 Carrion Crow, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Rabbit, 7 Palmate Newt (M Scawen et al.)

Long Rock Pool: 2 Sand Martin. (R Butts)

Penwithick (private garden): 2 Bullfinch (1m 1f), 1 Chiffchaff. (K.Bowers)

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Chiffchaff, Kevin Bowers

Chiffchaff, Kevin Bowers

Sladesbridge:  1 Swallow. (P.Spong)

River Gannel: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff in tamarisk bushes. (S Grose)

Upper Fowey Valley: 1 singing Willow Tit, 1 Dipper, 2 singing Willow Warbler, 6+ Siskin, 2 Stock Dove, 5+ Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

St Austell: male & female House Sparrow in private garden. (C Hooper)

House Sparrow, Chris Hooper

House Sparrow, Chris Hooper

Lands End: Swallow, Willow Warbler singing Chiffchaffs.

Penhale Point: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Tawny Owl (S Grose)

dkp/tdm