Sunday 29th April 2018

Late news, 28/4, Landulph: Marsh Harrier hunting. (K Bools)

Late news, 28/4, Scillonian III, Penzance-Wolf Rock: 57 Manx Shearwater, 53 Gannet, 14 Razorbill, 16 Guillemot, 4 Sandwich Tern, 4 Turnstone, 17 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Eider, 6 Fulmar, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Whimbrel, 2 Swallow. Wolf Rock-St Mary’s: 13 Manx Shearwater, 14 Gannet, 3 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 3 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver. St Mary’s-Wolf Rock: 1 Hobby flew over St Mary’s harbour while on the ship, 13 Manx Shearwater,17 Gannet, 3 Great Northern Diver, 21 Razorbill, 5, Guillemot, 2 Iceland Gull, 8 Shag, 3 Fulmar, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Common Dolphin. Wolf Rock-Penzance: 59 Manx Shearwater, 36 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 30 Guillemot, 1 Puffin, 1 Glaucous Gull on St Clement’s Isle, 11 Fulmar, 1 Eider, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Shag, 5 Cormorants, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 2 Basking Shark. (V Stratton, B Craven)

Late news, 28/4, Downderry: 15 Great Northern Diver and one Red-throated Diver at sea early morning. Also along the coast 10 Whimbrel, 5 Sandwich Tern and a Common Gull. (A Payne)

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff singing and showing well early afternoon and again this evening, 400m up the valley from the National Trust CP. (S Rowe)

Iberian Chiffchaff – Steve Rowe

Davidstow: American Golden Plover. (J & B Teague)

Nanjizal: 12 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin, 1 female Marsh Harrier, 40 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Hoopoe (found by John Ryan), 1 Redpoll. Birds ringed included 2 Wood Warbler. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Porthgwarra/St Levan: Whinchat, Redstart, Siskin, 16 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 11 Willow Warbler, 2 White Wagtail. (M Wallace)

Land’s End: male Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Siskin, 32 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler. (P St Pierre)

Par Pond: drake Garganey at 08:30. (I Stewart)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull on rocks below Tolcarne Inn. (S Grose)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Black Redstart, 10+ Wheatear. (J Eaton)

Black Redstart – John Eaton

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy female Marsh Harrier, drake Garganey, 6 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Wheatear (1 taken by a Sparrowhawk), 1 Swift. Also 4 Canada Geese with 4 goslings and at least the 5th Mallard brood of the year. (P Freestone, B Dallas)

Marazion: 15 Whimbrel, c30 Dunlin, c20 Ringed Plover and 3 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Penlee lifeboat station: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Fulmar, 1 Great northern Diver. (S Grose)

Hayle, Harvey’s Towans: 17 Ringed Plover on shoreline, 2 Sandwich Tern. 11 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling. (S Grose)

Seaton: a Hobby over farmland this afternoon between Seaton and Looe. (A Payne)

Downderry: 8 Whimbrel on the coast early this morning, whilst in the village a Garden Warbler. (A Payne)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: still at least 12 Whimbrel and 14 Bar-tailed Godwit arrived today. (T Elm)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion End: 2 Great Crested Grebe displaying briefly, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler. (R Hampshire)

Crackington Haven: Whitethroat in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Penrose Estate, Helston: 1 Cuckoo. (A Williams)

St Austell: 2 Collared Dove, 1 female Blackbird in private garden. (C Hooper)

cjb