Thursday 12th April 2018

Skylark Survey, volunteers needed: There will be a Skylark survey at Penhale Army Training Camp and the neighbouring holiday camp to assess numbers and disturbance from walkers and dogs. If anyone else would like to help please ask them to email me at davecarp86@hotmail.com. This will be an early morning start. 

Late news, 11/4, Porthgwarra & St Levan: 71 Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 21 Blackcap, 28 Chiffchaff, 9 Wheatear, 3 House Martin. (M Wallace)

Bude, Poundstock: 1 Hoopoe in private garden, (OS ref SX216988). (N Guitard)

Hoopoe – M Worden

Hoopoe – M Worden

Marazion: 1 pale phase Pomarine Skua 8:15-20 then flew out to sea, 2 Puffin west, 2 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver East; 4 White Wagtail on the beach. (R Veal)

Mounts Bay, St Clements Isle, from Mermaid II: 7 Puffin, 6+ Great Northern Diver, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, and 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Whimbrel, 2 f Common Scoter, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler. (S Roper) 1 Sedge Warbler singing, 1 Willow Warbler, 16 Swallow, 46 Sand Martin, 1 drk Gadwall, 6+ Mallard ducklings. (R Veal) 2 Gadwall and 1 Shoveler on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Iceland Gull, 1w Kittiwake, 7 Med Gull this evening. (S Roper)

Sennen Cove: Iceland Gull on Cowloe. (J Swann)

Coverack: 3 Iceland Gull (2 second winter and 1 first winter) and 1 Common Gull. (D Wood)

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Iceland Gull, Dave Wood

Land’s End: 1 Black Redstart. (J Swann)

Kenidjack: c30 Chiffchaff, c20 Willow Warbler and 6+ Blackcap. (DK Parker, L Proctor, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Walmsley Sanctuary, Tower Hide: Large flock of hirundines flying high, Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins, 1pr Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler calling, 6 Chiffchaff calling, 4 Buzzard, 4 Curlew, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 6 Shelduck, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 3 pr Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 female Mallard with 14 chicks in front of hide. (D Thomas, A Langdon)

Red-legged Partridge, Dave Thomas

Canada Goose, Dave Thomas

Trevose Head: 24 Corn bunting, 10 Skylark, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 15 Gannet and 5 Manx Shearwater. (K Leeson)

Tresillian: 1 Ruff, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper. (M Jones)

Downderry: 39 Manx Shearwaters heading east and 3 west, one Kittiwake, 3 Common Scoters east and 2 west, and at least 8 Great Northern Divers during seawatch 07:10 & 08:10. In the village  Swallow, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 49 Turnstone, c50 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Carbilly Tor, Bodmin Moor: 3 Stock Dove, 5  Wheatear (inc.2 pairs on territory), 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Meadow Pipits,  1 Chiffchaff, 1m Pied Wagtail. (J Hawkey)

Bradford: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m Blackcap. (J Hawkey)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap now singing (D Hastilow)

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