Monday 30th April 2018

Late news, 28/4, Gwendreath: 1 Grasshopper Warbler,, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat singing. (C Lee)

Late news, 28/4, Kuggar: 4 House Martin over. (C Lee)

Late News, Botallack, 29/04: 28 Wheatear in fields south of Botallack Head, 15 Whimbrel flew inland. (J Waldon)

Davidstow Airfield: 2 Dunlin, 7 Wheatear, c.10 Pied Wagtail with 1 White Wagtail, several Linnets. (H Kendall, B Bryne) Also 1 Grey Plover on the airfield this morning also with 2 Dunlin. (B Field, B Craven) Plus pair of Garganey on first pool  on the left hand side of runway, plus c15 Wheatear probably of the Greenland race. (A Bond)

 

Grey Plover – Davidstow Airfield

GreyPlover, Brian Field

GreyPlover, Brian Craven

Garganey, Brian Craven

Chapel Porth: Iberian Chiffchaff still 400m beyond NT car park. (B Bosisto et al.) Although singing most of the time like a classic Iberian Chiffchaff, it did sometimes switch to a more standard Chiffchaff song. (This apparently may not be a problem, see here on page 5.) Also 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Siskin. (B Bosisto) Iberian Chiffchaff still present this evening. (J Ryan)

Iberian Chiffchaff – Dave Parker

Video from John Chapple.

Newlyn Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull again. (L Proctor)

Coverack: 1 2cy Iceland Gull.

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbill.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Drake Garganey still on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

Garganey – Dave Parker

Nanjizal: 1 Lesser Whitethroat ringed this morning. (K Wilson)

Truro, Idless: 2 Garden Warbler (B Kennett)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Wheatear. ( B Craven)

Little Ringed Plover, Brian Craven

Whimbrel, Brian Craven

Fowey, Gribben Head: 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Skylark. ( D Hastilow )

Mounts Bay: 60+ Manx Shearwater. (L Proctor)

Gannel Estuary: 21 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 14 Sand Martin, 4 Sedge Warbler. (S Grose)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Sedge Warbler, c50 Swallow, c40 Sand Martin, c50 House Martin, 3 Swift, 23 Wheatear. (P Stidwill)

Mount Hawke: 1 singing Skylark at 09.30. (RB Girling)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 leusictic Willow Tit at the hide feeders. (R Mudge)

Downderry: 18 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Dunlin on the beach this morning. A Cuckoo heard in the Seaton Valley this afternoon. (A Payne)

Cotehele Quay, Tamar Estuary: 1 singing Reed Warbler and 1 Stock Dove. (R Smaldon)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Lapwing, 76 Black- tailed Godwit,18 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 23 Dunlin, 7 Greenshank, 21 Common Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Northern Wheatear, 80 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow,  3 Common Swift. ( B Bosisto , P Roseveare )

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